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Radio Show 286 Thursday December 20, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

 

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday December 20. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: I Believe In Father Christmas – Greg Lake

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From our small city to the great big world,, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s almost Christmas, and I have a lot of appropriate songs on the way tonight, but let’s begin with the next song on the Grim Work album.

1.) Lost Cause – Milton Busker and the Grim Work
2.) Christmastime Blues – Jason Baker
3.) O Come O Come Emmanuel – Cricket Blue
4.) Hallelujah – SWALE

I love that version of the Leonard song with the fun lyrics of familiar Christmas characters. Lovely version of the classic from Cricket. That’s from a new album from Meadowlark Studio that was recently released. i have several of the other songs on that album on the way later. OK, let’s give you all a nice present. Let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for an interview and live performance.

5.) Intro/May (Untitled) – Adrienne Cooper Smith
6.) Untitled – Adrienne Cooper Smith
7.) Untitled – Adrienne Cooper Smith
8.) Adrienne Cooper Smith – Adrienne Cooper Smith

The interview was fun and does not dwell on the titles. Thanks for that great performance Adrienne! I also want to thank Ryan Cohen for hosting and making us sound great and Phoebe Zorn and Chrusty Barnacles for the video that is on Youtube now. OK, so I caught this band play this song at Nectar’s on Monday, and now I’m going to play it for you.

9.) Here Comes Santa Claus – Savage Hen
10.) Christmas Sled – The Mountain Says No
11.) It’s Christmas – Swale
12.) It’s Christmas – Physics Club
13.) We 3 Kings – Electric Halo

I love that somber version of Kings from Joe Adler. Physics are son funny. They will open for Swale at Light Club Lamp Shop on Saturday for what should be a fun and lovely holiday show. Will someone please finally get Mountain that sled? They’ve been asking for years. Hen are so fun. OK, here’s a song that will likely get played live soon.

14.) Just Another Day (Christmas) – Swale
15.) Happy X-Mas (War Is Over) – Josh Glass
16.) Winter Song – Julia Beerworth
17.) Silent Night – The DuPont Brothers
18.) Blue Christmas – Kat Wright and Brett Hughes

It’s so nice when they sing together. Cool version of the classic from Zach and Sam. Josh put out a local Christmas album a few years ago that featured his and Julia’s songs. There will be more from that album soon. Cool song from Swale. OK, here’s another classic.

19.) Carol Of The Bells – Gordon Stone Music
20.) Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Greg Alexander
21.) O Holy Night – Cait Hoffman
22.) Silver Bells – Josh Glass and Jackie Buttolph
23.) Little Drummer Boy – Aaron Flinn

Cool version of the classic from Aaron. Jackie and Josh’s voices sound so nice together. What a stunning performance from Cait. Same for Greg. I thought it would be nice to have a little more banjo in the show and Gordon is amazing. Here’s another classic.

24.) White Christmas – Giovanina Bucci
25.) The Christmas Song – Yasmin Taybey
26.) Someday At Christmas – Dwight & Nicole
27.) Joy To The World – The UVM Hit Paws
28.) Winter Wonderland – Josh Glass

Fun version of the classic from Josh. I think that’s both versions intertwined from Paws. Cool new classic from the dynamic duo. Yasmin owns Meadowlark and does a nice version of the classic. Beautiful version of the classic from the singer from Nina’s Brew. OK, let’s keep the spirit going.

29.) Santa Baby – Samara Lark
30.) Frosty The Snowman – Construction Joe
31.) Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer – Linda Bassick
32.) Baby Please Come Home – Josh Panda

Great huge rocking version of that song. That’s such a fun version of the classic from Linda. Joe were a classic ’90’s band and Samara is always amazing. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

Songs after
Faith Healer – Fish
Springtime In Vienna – The Tragically Hip
The Surprising – Deep Purple
Awaken – Yes
Alone In The Night – Andriana Chobot
Children Of The Stars – Madaila
Images (Chapter 1) – Saga
Astronomer’s Call/And Dream Of Sheep – Kate Bush
Alone – Children in Paradise
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
regular awesome programming.

 

 

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Radio Show 285 Thursday December 13, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday December 13. You can stream it from the Facebook page or here: WBKM.ORG It will go as follows.

Song before Take A Long Line – Angel City

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s been cold outside so let’s play the seasonally appropriate next song from the Grim Work album, that I’m playing all the way through, song after song, week after week.

1.) Baby, Let My Money Keep You Warm – Milton Busker And The Grim Work
2.) Hey You! – Jesse Taylor
3.) Running To The Mirror – Alice Austin
4.) Fire And Oil – Peg Tassey MUSIC

Let’s send lots of good wishes out to Peg. She had surgery today and made it through fine, but let’s send a little healing energy anyway. Great song from Alice’s newest EP Dirt And Helicopters. Cool new song from Jesse and a lovely song about working too much and letting your money enjoy the life that you should be enjoying, but you can’t ’cause you have to work all the time. It’s a very American song. OK, let’s rock. This band are playing tomorrow at The Monkey House.

5.) Sky – The Nancy Druids
6.) Sit Right Down – Ryan Ober and The Romans
7.) Dragged Around The Universe – Queen Tangerine
8.) Loser – SWALE

Such a great song from such a great band. Don’t we all feel dragged around the universe sometimes. QT only played for a year or so, but put out a terrific album. Ryan and his band will join the Druids and Happy Spangler at the Monkey tomorrow and that should be a great show. OK, it’s almost Christmas time. I’ll play a bunch of holiday songs next week, but I’ll ease my way in with a few songs about red and green.

9.) Ruby Red – Aaron Flinn
10.) Grass Is Always Greener – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
11.) Green Apple Girl – Dave Jarvis Band
12.) My Red – The Lavas

I caught the Lavas at Club Toast one night and they were awesome. Cool song from Dave. Great song by Phil and the band. Lovely song from Aaron. OK, here’s another song about red, and fine, I’ll break down, here are a couple of Christmas songs.

13.) Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer – Savage Hen
14.) Here Comes Santa Claus – Savage Hen
15.) Jingle Bell Rock – Savage Hen
16.) The Wrong List – Savage Hen

Thanks Hen for a lovely heavy set of songs about Christmas and other fun topics. They will be at Nectar’s on Monday. OK, here is another song about red.

16.) Black & Red – ROUGH FRANCIS
17.) Bulletproof Vest – Zola Turn
18.) Burn – Dirty Blondes
19.) Coast To Ghost – Doom Service

Cool rocker from Doom. They will be at Gloom Garden on Monday. Great rocker from the Blondes. ZT rocked us hard in the ’90’s. Francis are playing their 10 year anniversary show at the Monkey House on Saturday. They are such wonderful people and such a great band. We’re lucky to have them. OK, this song is not about red.

20.) It’s Purple And It Sparkles – Zola Turn
21.) A Different Machine – Elephants of Scotland
22.) Winter Bender – Jessica Rabbit Syndrome
23.) Terrarium – Vedora

Lovely song from Vedora. Seasonally appropriate song form Jessica. I had a tricky situation at work recently, but we all took a deep breath, figured out a plan to move forward, and executed it nicely. I think that’s a good path to take in this busy stressful holiday season. OK, let’s keep rocking.

24.) Full Speed Ahead – Midnight Vigil
25.) Full Tilt – Lush Honey
26.) Mirror Mirror – Joe Adler
27.) Down By The Riverside – Bob Wagner
28.) Vicarious – Alice Austin
29.) Can The Call Go Through – Seth Yacovone Band

Great song by Seth. You can catch him most anywhere in Vermont at most anytime. Cool rocker form Alice, with a bit of help from Sean Toohey on lead guitar. Riverside is from the Big Tiny Love album released to raise money for the neo-natal care unit at the UVM Children’s Hospital. They are releasing the album Sunday at 4pm at The Skinny Pancake Burlington. It should be a good show, though I’m sure I’ll be working. Joe will be at Radio Bean on Saturday. Honey will come to town and play for us at Nectar’s next Wednesday. Cool song from Vigil. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

30.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
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Songs after:
Emerald Lies – Marillion
Gift Shop – The Tragically Hip
The Red And The Black – Blue Oyster Cult
Red – King Crimson
Sea Of Red – Judas Priest
The Green Manalishi (With The Two Pronged Crown) – Judas Priest
16th Century Greensleeves – Rainbow
Green Is The Color – Pink Floyd
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
regular awesome programming

Radio Show 284 Thursday December 6, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11p, Thursday December 6. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Dancing In The Ruins – Blue Oyster Cult

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin with a cool duo who just funded their upcoming new album.

1.) Angela Carter – Cricket Blue
2.) Clara – J Bengoy
3.) Snow Angel – SWALE
4.) Blood And Gold – Amerykanka

That’s a cool song form a group of women in Burlington who appreciate eastern European voices. There is snow on the ground, and it’s been snowing a little every day, so it’s time to play that Swale songs. Cool new song from J with Laurel and Francesca Blanchard on backing vocals. J will be at Club Metronome tomorrow. Great song from Cricket. OK, here is the next song on the Grim Work album.

5.) That Person Aside You – Milton Busker and the Grim Work
6.) Someone Get Me A Brown Paper Bag – Jesse Taylor
7.) Dropout Generation – Hana Zara
8.) Lovely Day – gneiss

I love that song by Gneiss. That such a cool older song from Hana. That new Jesse song has been stuck in my head lately. Great song from Milton and the band. OK, let’s keep rocking.

9.) More Interesting – Haley Jane & the Hayley Jane and the Primates
10.) Can The Call Go Through – Seth Yacovone Band
11.) Love Takes Its Toll – Barbacoa
12.) Screwball – Screaming Broccoli

That’s a classic from the ’80’s. Great new Barbacoa song. Same for Seth and Haley. OK, let’s go back 5 years or so.

13.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica
14.) I Won’t Be There – Grand
15.) Send Him The Bill – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
16.) Signal Loss – Zeus Springsteen

Cool song from last year from Zeus. Bill is from this year and grabs me every time. Cool song from Grand from a couple of years ago. I miss Vetica. OK, let’s head back to the ’90’s.

17.) Ninja Jane – Zola Turn
18.) Yoghurt Butterfly Squash – Ninja Custodian
19.) Twisted – Guppyboy
20.) Honest Little Me – Paper Castles

Great song from Castles from last year. Guppyboy are from the ’90’s and the Ninja song was played a lot in the ’80’s. OK, here’s a cool song from this year.

21.) Super Powers – The Dead Shakers
22.) On My Way – Hover
23.) Alienation – Black Rabbit
24.) Heartbreak Baby – Villanelles
25.) Bloodboy – Envy

Great song from the ’90’s. Heartbreak is a couple of years old now. Same for that great Rabbit song. Hover were a cool band in the ’90’s. The Shakers will be at Radio Bean Saturday night. This next band are releasing their new album tonight at The Monkey House and this is one of the songs.

26.) Trial By Stone – Phantom Suns
27.) Six Month Winter – Suburban Samurai
28.) The Wrong List – Savage Hen
29.) Trading Bullets – Fire The Cannons
30.) Jackbooted Thugs (Have All The Best Drugs) – Anders Parker

I love that epic song form Anders. Cannons appeared in the early 00’s after most of the ’90’s bands had moved on. They kept us rocking. Great Christmas song from Hen. That was recorded last year at a Live From Robot Dog Studio session we did last year. Fun announcement about that coming up soon. Samurai will joins Suns at the show tonight. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Songs after
Crucifix Corner – Fish
Impossibilium – The Tragically Hip
Panic In Detroit – David Bowie
By Design – The Nancy Druids
Black, Blue, And White – The New Siberians
Astral Traveler – Yes
Dance On A Volcano/Los Endos – Genesis
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
Dormant Magic – Jason BakerĀ 

Hmmm, the show is seeming a little short. Let’s toss in this before the regular awesome programming, and after that slice of magic.

Live Sets Vol. 10- What Isn’t Performance – Ouzkxqlzn
regular awesome programming.

The Nancy Druids at Light Club Lamp Shop November 30, 2018   Leave a comment

 

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I had a great time seeing music last Friday at Light Club Lamp Shop. It’s getting to the busy time of year. I’m working longer and later hours and getting out to see music has been a challenge. This show was set to go from 7:30 to 8:30, and even though I had to be at work a little before 8am on Saturday, the timing was perfect.

I was a little slow to get out the door, but I found a quick walking pace, and entered the Lamp shop just as the band were about to start. I got settled in as the acousticish The Nancy Druids opened with Sky. Sean played acoustic guitar but John was on electric bass and Ann Mindell drove the songs with her drums. They followed with a double slice of pop heaven with Vondle Park and Sign and I was in a very happy place. Sean and Ann’s daughter Ariel joined them on cello for a very appropriate December and a cool version of By Design. The cello added a nice flow as they rocked out The Space Between. Ariel was going to leave but the audience wanted more. She played a little Bach (I think that’s what John said it was) that made the audience smile. She really left after that and the trio rocked out Salvation. They tossed in a cover of Year Of The Cat, and while Sean’s voice was a little different from Al’s, his inflections were almost exact. It was beautiful and amazing. After that, Sean put down the acoustic and picked up an electric guitar. I was in a happy place as they rocked out Just Another Day. They still played a little quieter than usual but by the time they got into the middle of I Can’t Remember Who You Were they were close to full speed. They followed with a cool version of Bitter Days then ramped up to full speed for a blistering Halo. Oh, that did my heart a world of good.

After the show I hung out and chatted with Molly King and Loren for a bit, then took the lovely walk home. I was able to get a little rest before Saturday’s 8-6:30 shift that began my work week. It’s going to be a rough two weeks, but after that, I should be back in the swing of things.

 

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Duck Duck Goose, Acoustic Purple, Seth Yacovone at Nectar’s & Benjamin Lazar Davis and Arc Iris at ArtsRiot November 10, 2018   Leave a comment

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Duck Duck Goose pic by Tim Lewis

I had a great time seeing music a few Saturday’s ago. A couple of weeks before the show I was contacted out of the blue by Ovi Horta who said he worked with Arc Iris and they appreciated that I play their music a lot and asked if I would like to interview the band to promote their upcoming Burlington show. I said sure, I’d love to, then contacted Tony Gallucci from WBKM and said, hey, it is it possible to do this? We worked out the details and I set up the call and spoke with Zach and played the interview on the November 8th radio show. I was very excited to go see their show on Saturday. I looked around at the other listings and on that same day, what are the odds, was the WBKM birthday party. Sigh.

I worked a 9-5:30 shift then had a little time to chill at home. I headed downtown around 6:30 and was in and settled at Nectar’s as Duck Duck Goose kicked off our birthday party. The trio featuring Julia Beerworth, Josh Glass and Aaron Flinn opened with a cool cover of One More Cup Of Coffee and we were off. Each of the three is a talented performer and songwriter and listening to them enhance each others music was beautiful. Julia sang a song called Trouble for her 2 year old. Josh sang a cool version of New York My Lovely. Aaron sang about So Much Love. Julia lead the voices on The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down then the band pulled out a kind of epic version of Josh’s song What’s In California? I think it was a that point when I began to understand how powerful they can become as a trio. There was some magic that has yet to be fully tapped, but they are well on their way. As the show went on Aaron sang the fun Miss Ready Blossom then Julia regaled us with the gorgeous song about the old Oak Tree. Josh sang a song about having nothing to do except love everything about you and Aaron closed the night with Raise Your Hands. He tossed in some guitar pyrotechnics to keep things fun. I loved every moment of their show.

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Acoustic Purple pic by Tim Lewis

I hung out and chatted with Tony for a bit then it was time for Acoustic Purple. With Craig Mitchell on vocals and Matthew Bryan Hagen on acoustic guitar, the played a bunch of Prince songs. Mitchell is a legend in this town and his voice comes amazingly close to the legendary performer. They opened with a song about pop life and followed with a down home bluesy Let’s Go Crazy. They sang about how money didn’t matter yesterday and about being irresistible. They sang about contemplating the universe then played one that even a casual Prince fan, such as myself, would know. Nothing Compares 2 U was very cool. They played another cool song then Tony’s wife Ann-Marie joined them on backing vocals for Sweet Thing. She has a really nice voice and it was a treat to hear her. They returned to the duo state for a song about cream then one about things I’ve never done before. They sang one about nipples then closed with Purple Rain. Even acoustic, it was wonderful.

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Acoustic Purple with Anne-Marie pic by Tim Lewis

Shortly after the last note, I zipped out the door and headed to ArtsRiot. I got in and listened as Benjamin Lazar Davis played some songs. I only caught four but really enjoyed them. His music had a kind strength that caught me. One song was about brotherly love and one was about Irene. He closed with a song about how somebody’s speaking for me. I’d love to catch a full set by him sometime.

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Benjamin Lazar Davis pic by Tim Lewis

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Arc Iris about to begin pic by Tim Lewis

The set break was short then Arc Iris took the stage in dramatic fashion. They opened with Kaleidoscope and followed with If You Can See. Everyone’s Counting On Her was cool and that’s pretty much where my notes fall apart. I just got lost in the spell they weave. Jocie’s voice, guitar and keys fell into gorgeous flowing music. Zach’s keys were lush and graceful. Ray Belli is a stunning drummer and watching him play was captivating. The whole show was great but the song Icons Of Ego stood out and got stuck in my head for several weeks. I loved every moment of that show.

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Arc Iris pic by Tim Lewis

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Arc Iris pic by Tim Lewis

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Arc Iris pic by Tim Lewis

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Arc Iris pic by Tim Lewis

 

When it was over, I headed back to Nectar’s as Seth Yacovone and his band played homage to Rust Never Sleeps. I got settled and the band played Powederfinger and Cortez the Killer and Like A Hurricane. They played Hey Hey My My and Cinnamon Girl and a few others. Seth is an amazing guitar player and the band were equally fantastic.

After they wrapped up, I took the quick walk home. What a great night of music in our town.

 

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Seth Yacovone and his band of the evening pic by Tim Lewis

 

Barbacoa, Pick Shredder & Stick Shredder and Junktiques band at Junktiques collective, Milton Busker And The Grim Work at Light Club Lamp Shop and Jesse Taylor Band at Radio Bean November 17, 2018   Leave a comment

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Barbacoa pic by Tim Lewis

I had a great time seeing music a couple of Saturdays ago. I had one show in mind and saw a couple that lined up nicely with it. I got out of work and had a little time to settle, then took the short walk over to Junktiques Collective. They are an antiques store who have a party every year to celebrate their birthday. They promised lots of music, so I had to stop in.

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Junktiques band pic by Tim Lewis

The normally cluttered store was mostly empty, except for a myriad of collectables on the wall shelves and ceiling. A group of players were in a circle jamming out some polka music I think they were calling themselves the Junktiques band but they were definitely there to celebrate Brechtoberfest. They sang a song called the giveaway song and said that the band was all about diversity. They played a lot of music that I did not go but seemed like it was from a time long ago. They played with styles a little, and overall had an eastern European Gypsy Mariachi vibe. Phin joined in the fun by juggling for a while. It was a fun set.

Soon after Jason sat at the drums and his son plugged in his guitar. I think they called themselves Pick Shredder and Stick Shredder, They rocked out a couple of surf rock instrumentals that were quite fun. It looks like the next generation of musicians is on its way.

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Pick Shredder and Stick Shreeder pic by Tim Lewis

Since it was his party, Phin took center stage and recited the poem The Devil And Billy Markham. A guitar player thew in a few quiet licks and the whole presentation was fun.

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Phin pic by Tim Lewis

Soon after that, my watch said it was time to go and I took the shorter than usual walk down to Light Club Lamp Shop. I got in and settled and Milton Busker And The Grim Work began their album release show. With a lush acoustic rock sound they find notes that just bring you up into a happy place. I settled into the show with a smile. They opened with The Basement Song then rocked out Glad To See You Go. They shone beauty into the room with That Person Aside You then spoke about the result of working too much on Baby Let My Money Keep You Warm. The next song was a bit of a Lost Cause then they sang about Jesus In Chains. They sang about letting you down then added some extra weight with 16 Tons Of Gold and Gravity. They bopped their way through Let’s then let loose the gorgeous new song about stars. They sang don’t let me down then ripped out a super-fast Eleanor Rigby. They sang about the Devil’s Hand then played a cool cover I did not know. Ordinary Day started and ended as Milton solo, but the band ripped up the late middle section. They played a song for the internet, then told us about all of the things they have done. We clapped as they stomped and sang there is nothing we can’t do. That was going to end the show but the large audience demanded another. They sang a cool song about dark matter and called it a night.

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Milton Busker and the Grim Work pic by Tim Lewis

I headed out quick and took the long walk over to Radio Bean. Jesse Taylor was on and rocking with her band. They had a slow bluesy inviting pop sound. I caught four songs and really enjoyed them. The last was a rocker called Hey You that is pretty cool. I’ll have to check the band out again soon.

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Jesse Taylor Band pic by Tim Lewis

I had to work in the morning so I headed towards home, but had to take one more musical chance. I wandered back to Junktiques and made my way into the packed room. Barbacoa were on and rocking hard. Everyone was dancing and having a great time. Phin even danced on his counter. The band were in middle of the instrumental jam that fell into Secret Agent Man and their dark surf sound was wonderful. They finished up then dove into Love Potion #9. They mixed up their trademark instrumentals with originals with words such as the fun version of Dragonfly. They tossed in classics like Stepping Stone, Country Roads, and I Wanna Be Sedated. Everyone was having a great time and it was a fantastic rock and roll vibe. I caught about 10 songs before they called it a night.

I headed out quickly and took the short walk home. It was another incredible night of music in our town.

 

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Barbacoa pic by Tim Lewis