Sunday, March 17, 2013

Ol' Brown Shoe at the Spotlight

We'd been hoping to get Dave out to see my friend Larry's band during his vacation, but he had to go back to college during the day on the 16th ... so we went ourselves!  Drove over to the Spotlight Tavern in Beverly and got there while they were setting up; they started playing around 9:45 or so.

Larry and the other guys in Ol' Brown Shoe have been playing together for a while and have quite a repertoire at this point ... they rolled out a few new covers and even played Larry's great original.  They opened with an excellent cover of That's What Love Will Make You Do, did Boogie On Reggae Woman (one of my favorites), Big River, Sugar Magnolia, China Cat into Larry's original, debuted Cold Rain and Snow (Jeff on vocals), other stuff, and then took a break.

The second set was even better, with an excellent new work-up of Paul Simon's Late In the Evening, a rocking, tight Shakedown Street, perhaps the song of the evening in a psychedelic Glass Onion, another candidate for song of the evening in Scarlet Begonias, and just a wonderful, jamming version of Blue Sky into Marvin Gaye's What's Going On.

Edged out into the chilly March night after the warm show, drove back home, and got to bed by 2 or so ... another late night for us older rockers.

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