Carla and I have been friends with Denise Kaufman for almost 30 years, but being the humble person she is, she never told us she had been the bass player for an incredible all-woman Haight Asbury rock band, Ace of Cups. (She's the singer in the video above). The band was active from 1967 to 1972 and they played with The Band and The Grateful Dead and opened for Jimi Hendrix. In the last couple of years, Ace of Cups reformed and they are putting out an album on October 2. The new album includes contributions from Bob Weir, Jorma Kaukonen. Jack Casady, Taj Mahal, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Peter Coyote.
The Grammy website recently profiled Ace of Cups.
Here's a short history of Ace of Cups: