Bottom Dollar consisted of Rich Nardin and Izzy Reinish. Besides being able to hear them at the Freeze-Dried Coffee House, below are recordings from WRPI radio in Troy (11/21/1976) and their final performance at the Oneonta Coffee House with special guests Robin Greenstein, Jeff Rosen, and Roger Weiss. Listen and Enjoy
Born and raised in Illinois, songwriter Michael Jerling became involved with music while helping to run the campus coffeehouse at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Now settled in Saratoga Springs, New York, Michael has been a noted artist on the club, college and festival circuits of North America since 1975. His baritone voice is backed up with consummate skill on six & twelve string guitars, harmonica and mandolin, all buoyed by his dry sense of humor.
He’s backed up here by Izzy Reinish on guitar. You can contact Michael or find out more info at his website. Listen and Enjoy
Bottom Dollar was comprised of two of my old friends Rich Nardin and Izzy Reinish. We all went to Hicksville High School together. They play some hot tunes and originals as well. Here they are playing at the Freeze-Dried Coffee House. Note, the photo was taken at Caffe Lena’s during this time period.
First Set (Come and Hear the Music, Fallen Angel, Cowboy Medley, Aging Cowboy, Susquehanna River Disaster, Country Blues, If I Only had a Nose, Lost but not Forgotten)
Second Set (That Boy, Take my Hand, Undecided, Home Sweet Home Revisited, Swing Song, I’ll be Here in the Morning, Frankie and Johnny)Third Set (Rodeo Rider, Four till Eight, Song for Phil Ochs, Streets of London, Truck Driving Man, Bottom Dollar, To Morrow))