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Samara Lark and Everybody’s Favorite Irish Drinking Songs Band at Radio Bean March 17, 2019   Leave a comment


Samara Lark


I had a great time seeing music a couple of Sundays ago at Radio Bean. I had a long day at work and did a quick turnaround and arrived at the Bean as Samara Lark Brown sat at a piano and began to play some classic Irish songs. She sang of an orange father and a green mother and followed it with a song about roving. She sang of keeping your hands off red headed Mary and followed with a song about a fickle girl in black velvet. Up next was a Cranberries song that I think was Ode To My Family and then came a song about the unicorns missing their ride on Noah’s ark. She played a lovely version of Beer Beer Beer and followed it with the theme song to Cheers. She wondered what a guy is to do when he meets a girl who’s hair is black and her eyes are blue. She got into the hard stuff with Whiskey In A Jar then played one I did not know that had an English Civil War vibe. She returned to the Cranberries for Zombie and left us with an Irish blessing and some smiling eyes. The show was graceful, elegant and fun.

Up next Everybody’s Favorite Irish Drinking Songs Band took the stage and shifted the needle from elegant to unruly. They opened with a rousing Fuck You I’m Drunk and a fun version of Beer Beer Beer. The crowd had songbooks and we loudly sang along. Wild Rover was fun then they tossed in a little bit of For Those About To Rock. We sang the story of Molly Malone in Cockles And Mussels then they tossed in a little bit of More Than Words. I think the next one was The Fields of Athenry but band and audience were starting to feel the drinks at this point. They sang about drinking 100 beers, which is easier than walking 100 miles, then encouraged us to drink because In Heaven There Is No Beer. They played Dirty Old Town and then we all sang aye aye aye. Danny Boy started slow and poignant then they upped the speed at the end and rocked it out. They played all the traditional songs like Jackie Wilson Said and One then followed with one about being as drunk as drunk could be. They played a couple more and called it a night. It’s hard to describe how much fun Efids shows are.

I hung out for a bit then happily staggered home. What a great day.



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Everybody’s Favorite Irish Drinking Songs Band at Red Square March 17, 2016   Leave a comment

I had fun going out to Red Square yesterday afternoon to see Everybody’s Favorite Irish Drinking Songs band. I had my radio show for the night already recorded so around quarter of 4, I took the sunny walk downtown. I walked in to a huge Tim from the stage, Ryan Ober got the same treatment when he walked in, and found a seat and a songbook. The band was made of Buck on banjo, Patrick Longley on bass, Matt Thorsen on harmonica, Matthew Stephen Perry on guitar and vocals, and the dynamic singing duo of Diane Sullivan and Rebecca Rogers. The bar was pretty full and people were singing away as the band played all of the classics. They played Danny Boy, Wild Rover, Beer Beer Beer, In Heaven There Is No Beer, Whiskey In A Jar, Jackie Wilson Said, One, and lots of other fun Irish songs. Prizes and hot potatoes were tossed to the audience. A feeling of revelry filled the air for their full two hour set. Was it the greatest musical event of my life? Probably not. Was it a fun afternoon of singing and being a part of the event? It was as fun as every other year and I expect it will be just as much fun next year. Thanks for playing everyone!

Be Aggressive, Lee Corey Oswald, Choke Up and Dented Personality at 242 Main and Everybody’s Favorite Irish Drinking Songs Band at Finnegan’s   Leave a comment

Everybody's Favorite Irish Drinking Songs Band at Finnegan's March 16 2014 photo by Kelly Tierney Longley

Everybody’s Favorite Irish Drinking Songs Band at Finnegan’s March 16 2014 photo by Kelly Tierney Longley

Everybody's Favorite Irish Drinking Songs Band leprechaun

Everybody’s Favorite Irish Drinking Songs Band leprechaun

I got out of work at 7, and knew Everybody’s Favorite Irish Drinking Songs Band were due on at 9:30, or 10. Something had caught my eye, and I though I had seen that BE AGGRESSIVE were playing at 242 Main. I checked into it and was correct. I sent a message to Jaw Knee Bee, and they were putting gear on the stage. I was out the door in minutes and walked in to some aggressive rock. They were playing as a three-piece with John on bass, Pete Bolduc ripping it up on guitar, and Keeth Maurice pounding out the drums. I caught 6 or 7songs, and had a great time. I was pretty stiff and cold when I walked in, but they had me in top rock form by the end of the set. Many of the songs were new, and all of them were good. Most of the songs made me work to try and catch up with them, which is always a good sign. I’m so glad I put the effort in.

I was pretty hungry, so as the last notes rang out, I booked down to Mr Mikes for a slice, then headed back. Lee Corey Oswald, from Portland Oregon, were on stage and rocking. The four-piece, two guitars, bass, drum rocked hard with pop sensibilities. They reminded me a bit of a heavy Longwave mixed with punk pacing. They played fast and hard, yet let the songs sprawl a bit, and play out however they needed to. The guitar player who sang had a pretty good voice, and the two guitars played through Marshall amps just rocked the place. I really enjoyed their set. I ended up buying a cassette (easier then carrying an LP for the rest of the night), so I will need to check about buying something in listenable form.

After their set I headed to Finnegan’s to see if EFIDSB were getting ready, but there was an empty stage. I found out they were supposed to go on at 10ish, so I headed back to 242 and walked in with Boston’s Choke Up on the stage. Also a 4 piece with 2 guitars, bass, drums, Choke Up played classic punk. It was loud, fast, aggressive and had screamed vocals. The band were super tight and took the songs through tons of changes. They were very comfortable switching speeds in the songs and had some nice harmony guitar action going in a couple of them. They played beautifully and had the small crowd bouncing around a bit.

When they wrapped up, I just stayed. The bands sets had been pretty short and the switchovers pretty quick. It was not long until Burlington’s Dented Personality hit the stage. With two guitars, bass, and drums, the four-piece played more straight forward rock songs with nice melodies. They were not as intense as the bands before them, but still rocked hard. While the songs could use a bit more complexity, they were fun and had me rocking for most of the set. The guitar player in the middle sang most of the songs, but the guitar player on the left sang one. It would have been better if the sound guy was at the desk to turn up his mic, but the place is small enough that you could hear him a little. After several cool songs, they got up from their instruments and sat on the front of the stage. They had us sit on the floor and one of the guys grabbed an acoustic guitar. The singer began singing, then the drummer sang the next part. All four alternated verses and choruses, and it really highlighted their talent. After that we all got up, they put the electric guitars back on and rocked the place hard two more times.

As the last note rang out, I headed back to Finnegan’s and Everybody’s Favorite Irish Drinking Songs Band were on stage. This version of the band was pretty stripped down. There was an electric guitar player that I did not know, Matt Thorsen on harmonica, Matthew Stephen Perry on acoustic guitar, Buck on banjo, and the mighty duo of Diane Sullivan and Rebecca Rogers on lead vocals. I grabbed a Harp, not the instrument, and a songbook and joined in the singalong. They played the classics like Wild Rover, Bugger Off, and Jackie Wilson Said. Matt did a nice job singing One. Buck was in fine voice for Dirty Old Town. The whole show was pretty loose, but nothing but fun. They tossed lots of stuff to the audience and I ended up with a leprechaun statue, because apparently always showing up has some benefits. The bar was fairly empty, so most of the people that were there were there for the band, so there was a good spirit for the show. They wrapped the night with O’Paranoid and Beer Beer Beer, and a good time was had by all.

The walk home was cold and quick and I was asleep not long after arriving. Today is a 10 hour work day, but I will have lots of great music running through my head to keep me going. Thanks guys and girls!!

Coming up tonight in Burlington VT   Leave a comment

Tonight at 10pm at Finnigan’s is a great local pick up band called Everybody’s Favorite Irish Drinking Songs Band.  They hand out songbooks, we sing with the band, hot potatoes are thrown to the audience.  It’s always a splendid time.  Come see them tonight, if you like.  They also play around 2 or 2:30 tomorrow at Red Square.