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More Americana!

So, the Americana Festival is over and I'm back at work. *sigh*

However, it was an absolutely fantastic weekend. I've already raved about many of the artists I saw, and here I will be it some more.

The Belleville Outfit - saw them at the Station Inn late Friday night. They're young, they're talented, they're pretty, and they may be the most technically proficient band I've ever seen. I'm jealous and overwhelmed. rosepurr and I have one of their records and it doesn't do them justice. You must see this band live. They are absolutely incredible, full of energy. I've never seen a crowd jump to a standing ovation so quickly. Awesome.

Buddy Miller - So Buddy Miller dominated the awards show Thursday night and rosepurr and I were lucky enough to catch his performance after we watched trueloveblonde make her smashing roller derby debut. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Patty Griffin joined him onstage for four songs and they played off each other beautifully.

The Bottle Rockets - I have been a huge fan of this band for years, but I've never gotten a chance to see them (and they've toured relentlessly - they were usually in town when I had some other obligation). They played to a packed house in The Basement, and they played loud! My ears rang all day yesterday. They introduced themselves as "the best band on the planet" and they fully intended to prove it. Their vigorous set was filled with great songs from their new album (which I still need to get - boo, Americana gets expensive) and classics, including one of my personal faves:



So it was totally worth it. I'm so glad I took the time off. It was a blast.

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baxaphobia
Sep. 21st, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
Buddy Miller and Patti Griffin? Wow! Cool! I have some good concerts lined up from now til March. Repeats and new /old favorites: Bruce Hornsby, John Prine, Fred Eaglesmith, Tom Rush, Roger McGwynn (sp?). Ya think that is a good way to spend the winter?
thndrstd
Sep. 22nd, 2009 12:01 am (UTC)
That sounds pretty darn awesome. rosepurr and I heard Hornsby was touring; we have to find him. Prine was a presenter at the awards and he and Patti Griffith did an awesome song together ("Speed of the Sound of Loneliness"), but otherwise I've never seen Prine and would love to.
baxaphobia
Sep. 22nd, 2009 12:07 am (UTC)
This will be the 2nd time I've seen Prine. See Hornsby if you can. I saw him when the Red Sox were in the 2004 World series and between songs he'd run off stage to find out the score. It was a riot! He's a fabulous performer!
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