Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Coco Montoya - Bangor Opera House June 16th, 2010

On Wednesday June 16th Coco Montoya and his band (Brant Leeper - keyboards/background vocals, Randy Hayes - drums/background vocals, Nathan Brown - bass) performed at the Bangor Opera House. They put on an excellent show that featured several songs from the new Ruf Records release I Want It All Back. I felt the more soulful tracks from the album were better played live, but I have a general preference for seeing and hearing a performer in a live setting.

Many thanks to Paul Benjamin for bringing the show to Bangor. It's awfully nice to be able to see a show and not have to travel for a couple of hours to do so!

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Evening Rainbow

I feel like I ought to post something other than Blues performance photos, just for the sake of variety.
Here's a little rainbow I encountered on the way home the other night.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Larry Garner - Time Out Pub June 7th, 2010

Larry Garner performed at the Time Out Pub on Monday June 7th, 2010.

Larry's an energetic and engaging performer - a storyteller, both as a songwriter and as a silver-tongued raconteur from the stage. We got to see him in 2001 at the North Atlantic Blues Festival, but I think I prefer the intimacy of the Time Out Pub, at least in Larry's case. Thanks for coming back to Maine, Larry!

(Editor's note: Shedrick Nellon on bass, Jared Daigle on the super strat, and Jim George on drums - Thanks, Larry, for providing the names of the band! I wanted to make sure I'd spelled their names right rather than posting from a faulty memory)

Photos by Michael A. Murphy (unless otherwise noted)

(above photo by Jennifer Murphy)

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