The Nancy Druids at Radio Bean July 6, 2015   Leave a comment

Radio Bean picture by Tim Lewis

Radio Bean picture by Tim Lewis


I had a great time seeing music a couple of Monday’s ago at Radio Bean. I twisted my ankle quite badly the Friday before, and spent much of Friday and Saturday with my leg up, not doing anything. I worked Sunday and the swelling went down a lot, and it was reasonably manageable by Monday. I worked until 8, hobbled home, then headed down to the Bean. I got a nice stool to sit on, and soon enough, The Nancy Druids hit the stage. The next hour or so was filled with John Franklin’s heavy, yet nimble, bass riffs, Ann Mindell‘s thorough pounding of the drums and Sean Toohey’s melodic, majestic and blistering rocking guitar. It was the second time I had seen them and was beginning to get to know, and really like the songs. They played a dozen songs and they were all good. December was especially cool. The fourth song, Ordinary Breakdown Day(???) really rocked. There was a song that was a bit Bealesque, maybe called I Was A fool, that was nice. There was a song maybe called Disappear that had a huge guitar workout. There was a song that had the line the “space between a secret and a lie” that was pretty great. They ended with a couple that might be Fallen and Remember Who You Were. All night long Sean was a great singer and a genial host, and now and then would pull out some over the top ripping guitar workouts. It’s tricky to get to know songs when you’ve only heard them twice, over a couple of months, but with songs like this, I will keep going back until I know them all. Thanks for a great second show!! I can’t wait for the third and fourth ….


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