I had a great time seeing music Saturday evening at the Railyard Yoga Studio as part of the Art Hop. The show was set to go from 6-8pm and I had to work until 5:30. I stopped home quickly then walked farther and farther and farther down Battery St until I finally found the studio. It really was in the rail yard by the waterfront.
I walked in and Silver Bridget were just wrapping up a song. I got settled, purchased an exotic tasty iced green tea, found a comfortable place to stand and began to listen. Bridget are a trio with Matt Saraca on electric guitar, John Townsend on acoustic guitar and Johnnie Day Durand on musical saw. They play instrumental versions of classic rock and pop songs. The saw gives the songs an ethereal sound and without words, it’s fun to see how long it takes to figure out what song it is. Since it was part of Art Hop, there were some nice paintings on the wall, a slideshow of flowers above the band and Maria Carvalho Sandoval had a display of the fantastic jewelry that she and Maiz Vargas Sandoval make.
The first song the band played after I arrived was Only Love Can Break Your Heart. They took a trip through the Blue Bayou then played an Elliot Smith song that I did not know. I’ll Follow The Sun was next then played a gorgeous version of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Nothing Compares To You was wonderful then they played a really cool version of God Only Knows. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down was fun then Johnnie soared on Old Man. They returned to the Beatles for Nowhere Man then played a lovely version of Bowie’s Starman. She’s Leaving Home sounded sweet then they rocked out a bit with Roy Orbison’s You Got It.
They took a short break, even through it was getting close to 8, but came back for a few more. Surfer Girl was easy to spot as was Love Me Tender. Mancini’s Charade followed and had a nice feel to it then they wrapped up the night with Somewhere Over The Rainbow. I love their sound and always feel so happy when they play.
There was another singer on after, but it had been a long day and a long night before, so I took the blissful walk home.