Friday, June 29, 2012
Slaid and Rod at the Bull Run
Went to see Slaid Cleaves with Rod Picott opening on 6/28 at the Bull Run in Shirley. Rod opened with a quick but excellent four-song set that was just like his opener for Tim O'Brien a few weeks before: Welding Burns, Rust Farm Fields, Your Father's Tattoo (our favorite) and a new song. Slaid played with one of those tastey and understated mando players from Texas as an accompanist and Rod joined him for a song. He played a fast array of his sly bullet-to-the-heart songs and mixed in his hits of Broke Down (one of the best songs of recent history) and Breakfast in Hell. We had a great time and enjoyed seeing Kate again and meeting Jen, another long-time listener.