The Nancy Druids at Light Club Lamp Shop December 2, 2017   Leave a comment

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The Nancy Druids pic by Tim Lewis

I had a great time seeing music a week ago Saturday at Light Club Lamp Shop. I worked an 8-6:30 day, did a quick turnaround at home and arrived just before the 7:30 start time. I got in and settled and chatted with a bunch of cool people, then it was showtime.

The Nancy Druids usually play loud fun rock but were more mellow for this show. Sean played an acoustic guitar, Ann Mindell used brushes on the drums and John set aside the bass for a bouzouki. The songs had the familiar shimmering pop sound but were a bit more relaxed and had a bit of a Tomorrow Never Knows vibe. They opened with the highly appropriate December then went looking for Salvation. For the third song they brought up Sean and Ann’s daughter Ariel to play cello. The next three songs had a nice flow as the cello floated over the bouzouki. They made The Space Between, By Design, and The Ghost In You sound great. Ariel left after that, most likely to go rehearse for her upcoming performance at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, and John switched to accordion. The stomp of Just Another Day sounded fun in that context. They stayed with that lineup for the ultra catchy Sign and the breezy Vondal (?) Park. Ann hit the drums a little harder and the band rocked out I Can’t Remember Who You Were. For the next song John picked up the bass and Bitter Days had a rocking stomp lit with shimmering pop. They rocked out a killer Halo then wrapped the night with a beautiful version of Give A Little Bit.

I hung out and chatted for a bit then took the lovely walk home. I missed the ripping guitar solos and the sculpted feedback that usually happens at a Druids show but reflected on how much fun it was to hear the songs in a different context. They are truly an amazing band.

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The Nancy Druids pic by Tim Lewis

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The Nancy Druids pic by Tim Lewis

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The Nancy Druids pic by Tim Lewis

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Posted December 11, 2017 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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