Yup, lots of fun at the Acoustic Showcase last night. We began with regulars David Keevil & Don Strauss.
Actually, they were standing for their set, and David didn't scowl once while singing, and he had a different guitar, and Don was on the other side, but we didn't get a picture of them last night so we're running this old one. The music was fine, by the way.
Next up was Bruce Sabian.
Playful lyrics, ringing guitar work (and this on an instrument the Music Emporium declared DOA!), and a really enthusiastic crowd response, especially from the four-year-olds in attendance. Good stuff. Maybe we can entice his whole band -- Flail Like Ed -- next time.
Finally we heard from Howie Newman, who provided something a little different for the Showcase.
Nothing sad, nothing bleak, no teenage wastelands visited for your listening pleasure. Instead, upbeat lyrics, guitar, harmonica, kazoo(!), even a little karaoke!! All this and a tutorial on baseball arcana (check out his song "The Mendoza Line"). We all had a great time listening and singing (on cue). Fun x 3 indeed.
As Howie said, at the Showcase every seat is in the front row, and all eyes (and ears) are on the performer. Live music in an intimate setting -- you can't beat it with a metronome!