We sit with some aging boomers. We have had our hands
stamped at the door
with a picture of the Grim Reaper playing a 6-string.
I drink Trad out of a
plastic cup - how classy is that?
The opening band is the Realones, a bunch of guys with
shaggy blond hair
from Norway. Earlier in the set their sound is sort of
like early 90s
Spirit of the West with a bit of Moffats attitude, but
later they funk it up
a little bit more. They have nice vocal harmonies and
are very technically
proficient on their chosen instruments, which are a mandolin,
a fiddle, two
guitars, and a drum kit. They close with a cover of Bob
Subterranean Homesick Blues.
The main act is Bill Bourne and Lester Quitzau from Edmonton
Slim from, you guessed it, Madagascar. The third continent
is Bill Bourneís
1968 Lincoln Continental. All three artists have some
guitars. Bill Bourne, who has adopted either the Tom Petty
look or the Gary
Oldman as Dracula look, also plays the fiddle (like a ukulele).
they produce is a little mellow for my taste, but some
very fine guitar
playing is to be heard.
Not really my style of music, but outstanding nonetheless.
pizza, beer, and a non-smoking hall. An excellent concert
- about as good
an eveningís entertainment as you can get while totally
surrounded by people
who donít realize that their Hippy days should be far behind