So New: In Which I See the Alison Brown Quartet (28 of 90)
I’m normally not big on music, but I’m a sucker for most bluegrass music (or really anything with a banjo).
And I’m glad I found my way to this show. It wasn’t long – or it didn’t feel long – but it was wonderfully relaxing and entertaining.
At times it felt a bit like Storytellers, as she introduced her songs with rather lengthy stories. But I’m not adverse to such things. Particularly in a venue where the night felt intimate.
Megan and I both agreed, though, the drummer really tore it up. And I was surprised to see a piano player with a bluegrass band. Happily surprised. I always think of my sister and think “I’ll be she could do that better.” He was pretty good, though.
It was a pleasant way to end what has been the busiest week I’ve ever had as a professor. It was filled with work, professional presentations, student fun and relaxation. Which I guess is what the best week’s are supposed to have.
So let me leave you with just a bit of what I saw tonight…
Here’s a clip from her song “Under the Five Wire”:
Here’s a clip from the encore, “Leaving Cottonwood”: