Sunday, April 25, 2004

On the Stage

Caught the Brown Mountain Lights at the Cave last night (yeah, 3 club shows in a month - what the fsck's up wit dat?) - second time I'd seen them (first was the Carrboro Music Festival last fall). I pretty much suck at describing a band's sound, so you should probably check out the reviews on their website, but think Western swing, Gram Parsons-era Byrds, Patsy Cline and throw in some high lonesome harmonies and some nice crunchy guitars and you'll be in the ballpark. Not a huge crowd but an enthusiastic one, including a well-behaved dog - there used to always be a dog at the Cave, so nice to see some things are consistent over the years. That and the Chock Full O' Nuts coffee cans used for lightcans, some of which are definitely older than Michelle the bartender. I work with Greg, so naturally I'm biased, so I'll just pass on the quote from their webpage -

"The bald guy rocks!" - overheard at Sadlacks in Raleigh.

Jeff and Janet's songwriting is really tight, Janet's vocals are awesome and Greg was right about Steve Watson's pedal steel - definitely a highlight! Check 'em out!


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