April 1 – 6, 2002

Joe Strummer and his band the “Mescaleros” came to New York to play five shows at the new venue “St. Ann’s Warehouse” under the Brooklyn Bridge. What a week it was! The shows were great and we stayed up partying till dawn each night. Joe played new material from the Mescaleros two albums, as well as some old favorites from the Clash days.

Joe sang with power, and Tymon Dogg, on the right played wild fiddle and banjo.

Joe Stummer, & Tyman Dogg, NYC, - 2002
Joe sang with power, and Tyman Dogg, on the right played wild fiddle and banjo.
Joe sang with power, and Tymon Dogg, on the right played wild fiddle and banjo.

Joe Strummer and Tyman Dogg performing as Joe Strummer and the Mecaleros, at St. Ann's Warehouse in April 2002. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

The audience give total attention to Joe as he tells it like it is.

The audience give total attention to Joe as he tells it like it is.

Joe Strummer performing as Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros at St. Ann's Warehouse in April 2002. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

The Mescaleros pose before the show. From the left they are drummer Luke, bassman Simon (who also played the trombone), leader Joe Strummer, Martin who plays the guitar, flute, sax, harmonium and several keyboards; fiddle and banjo player Tyman Dogg and guitar player extraordinaire, Scott Shields.

The Mescaleros pose before the show. From the left they are drummer Luke, bassman Simon (who also played the trombone), leader Joe Strummer, Martin who plays the guitar, flute, sax, harmonium and several keyboards; fiddle and banjo player Tyman Dogg and guitar player extraordinaire, Scott Shields.

Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros at St. Ann's Warehouse in New York City on April 5, 2002. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

The band on stage. Every time I looked the members had switched instruments. They are the most versatile group I think I've ever seen.

The band on stage. Every time I looked the members had switched instruments. They are the most versatile group I think I’ve ever seen.

Joe Strummer and the Mecaleros performing at St. Ann's Warehouse in New York City on April 5, 2002. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

After one of the shows Joe talked with Steve Buscemi and artist Michael Joo at the Water Bar down the street from the gig.

Steve Buscemi, Joe Strummer, & Micheal Joo, NYC, - 2002
After one of the shows Joe talked with Steve Buscemi and artist Michael Joo at the Water Bar down the street from the gig.
After one of the shows Joe talked with Steve Buscemi and artist Michael Joo at the Water Bar down the street from the gig.

Steve Buscemi, Joe Strummer, and Micheal Joo at the Water Bar in New York City in April 2002. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Mick Jones was in town and came to see the first of the shows. He had a good time hanging out with Joe and other old pals.

Mick Jones was in town and came to see the first of the shows. He had a good time hanging out with Joe and other old pals.

Joe Strummer and Mick Jones in New York City in April, 2002. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Joe has a word with famed movie director Jim Jarmusch.

Joe Stummer, & Jim Jarmusch, NYC, - 2002
Joe has a word with famed movie director Jim Jarmusch.
Joe has a word with famed movie director Jim Jarmusch.

Joe Strummer and Jim Jarmusch in New York City in April, 2002. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Mick hung out after the show with my wife Elizabeth, Josh Cheuse and his wife, actress Cara Seymour and friend Chris Maguire. Josh, an art director at Sony Records, used to be tour manager for Mick's band 'Big Audio Dynamite' Cara appears soon in the upcoming film Gangs of New York.

Mick hung out after the show with my wife Elizabeth, Josh Cheuse and his wife, actress Cara Seymour and friend Chris Maguire. Josh, an art director at Sony Records, used to be tour manager for Mick’s band ‘Big Audio Dynamite’ Cara appears soon in the upcoming film Gangs of New York.

Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen, Mick Jones, Josh Cheuse, Caroline Seymour, and Chris Maguire in New York City in April, 2002. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

After the first show we took a group shot of some of the friends hanging out with Joe.

After the first show we took a group shot of some of the friends hanging out with Joe.

Joe Strummer and friends pose for a group shot in New York City in April 2002. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Barry "Scratchy" Meyers was the DJ for the week. He traveled with the Clash as their DJ in the '70's so it was really fun to have him back again.

Barry “Scratchy” Meyers was the DJ for the week. He traveled with the Clash as their DJ in the ’70’s so it was really fun to have him back again.

Barry "Scratchy" Meyers in New York City in April 2002. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Thursday night after the show Josh & Caroline hosted and DJ'd a party at the Three of Cups They kept everyone dancing all night.

Thursday night after the show Josh & Caroline hosted and DJ’d a party at the Three of Cups They kept everyone dancing all night.

Joe Strummer, Caroline Seymour, and Josh Cheuse in New York City in April 2002. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Michael Joo shares a drink with Joe and introduces his wife, Niki Warin, who is expecting their baby to arrive very soon, but not until at least after the show.

Michael Joo shares a drink with Joe and introduces his wife, Niki Warin, who is expecting their baby to arrive very soon, but not until at least after the show.

Michael Joo, Joe Strummer, and Niki Warin in New York City in April 2002. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Chris Byrne owns the bar Rocky Sullivans on Lexington Ave. where we partied very late for several of the nights. Joe met Chris several years ago when Chris was the pipe player in the band Black 47.

Chris Byrne owns the bar Rocky Sullivans on Lexington Ave. where we partied very late for several of the nights. Joe met Chris several years ago when Chris was the pipe player in the band Black 47.

Chris Byrne and Joe Strummer in New York City in April 2002. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Joe says Hi to graffiti artist Dr Revolt.

Dr Revolt, & Joe Strummer, NYC, - 2002
Joe says Hi to graffiti artist Dr Revolt.
Joe says Hi to graffiti artist Dr Revolt.

Dr Revolt and Joe Strummer in New York City in April 2002. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Josh and Caroline try to say they're leaving but Joe tells them to get back to the bar and have another drink.

Josh and Caroline try to say they’re leaving but Joe tells them to get back to the bar and have another drink.

Joe Strummer, Caroline Seymour, and Josh Cheuse in New York City in April 2002. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Joe has such interesting friends. Here he gets some advice from Joly as Hugo Guinness listens in.

Joe has such interesting friends. Here he gets some advice from Joly as Hugo Guinness listens in.

Joe Strummer, Joly, and Hugo Guinness in New York City in April 2002. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Joe's wife Lucinda looks lovely as Joe gets ready to go on.

Joe’s wife Lucinda looks lovely as Joe gets ready to go on.

Lucinda Mellor-Garland and Joe Strummer in New York City in April 2002. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

he Mescaleros still look pretty good posing for a photo as they come off stage after the last of the week of shows.

Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros, NYC, - 2002
he Mescaleros still look pretty good posing for a photo as they come off stage after the last of the week of shows.
he Mescaleros still look pretty good posing for a photo as they come off stage after the last of the week of shows.

Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros pose for a group shot in New York City in April 2002. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

On the one night off the band recorded a tune for the theme of an English TV show. Taking a break above are Tyman, with Gerb and Joe and Josh & Caroline.

On the one night off the band recorded a tune for the theme of an English TV show. Taking a break above are Tyman, with Gerb and Joe and Josh & Caroline.

Tymon Dogg, Gerb, Joe Strummer, Caroline Seymour, and Josh Cheuse in New York City in April 2002. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Joe gives a pat on the back to his hard working tour manager, Simon Foster.

Joe gives a pat on the back to his hard working tour manager, Simon Foster.

Joe Strummer and Simon Foster in New York City in April 2002. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

Strummer Hoffston gave her drivers license to Joe to prove she was named "Strummer" after him.

Strummer Hoffston, & Joe Strummer, NYC, - 2002
Strummer Hoffston gave her drivers license to Joe to prove she was named "Strummer" after him.
Strummer Hoffston gave her drivers license to Joe to prove she was named “Strummer” after him.

Strummer Hoffston and Joe Strummer in New York City in April 2002. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391

At the party at the Three of Cups I get in a shot with Joe. You can see the bartender behind us is wearing a T-shirt with my photo of Kiss.

Joe Strummer & Bob Gruen, NYC, - 2002
At the party at the Three of Cups I get in a shot with Joe. You can see the bartender behind us is wearing a T-shirt with my photo of Kiss.
At the party at the Three of Cups I get in a shot with Joe. You can see the bartender behind us is wearing a T-shirt with my photo of Kiss.

Joe Strummer and Bob Gruen at The Three of Cups in New York City in April 2002. © Bob Gruen / www.bobgruen.com Please contact Bob Gruen's studio to purchase a print or license this photo. email: websitemail01@aol.com phone: 212-691-0391