|Love those vocal harmonies!|
|Will Ryan, undeterred by an intrusive microphone|
· ~ ·Laughing Boy extricated themselves, and Paul Hatem took the stage. I always enjoy Paul's songs. A particular favorite last night was "I Wish Mom Would Come" -- sung from the point of view of children waiting for their mom to give them a ride home. It's a quiet and affecting little number (as are many of Paul's creations) that evokes a strangely pleasant childhood melancholy. I like it a lot.
Paul was joined on a number of his songs by Carrie Harrington. They make a good duo -- nice vocal tones, nice feel for the lyrics, nice harmonies.
Add to all that a great rapport with the audience. People were smiling and singing along from the seats, which is always a good thing!
· ~ ·After a great set, Paul made way for Arl-Lex Five & Dime (he's also a member). They're regulars at the Showcase, and last night showed us why! Great energy and enthusiasm, with some nice musicianship and engaging harmonies.
|Jack Donahue, Michael Barrett, Chris Eastburn, Peggy Rose, Paul Hatem, and Quinn Eastburn|
The result is lots of fun music, with people playing, singing, singing along, clapping, smiling, and enjoying themselves. I think that's the whole point!
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See you next time!