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Last Night at Webster
Posted by Lach
on 4/22/2010, 9:13 am
Wow. What a great night in the Marlin Room at Webster last night. It was a privilege to be on the bill with everyone. Elizabeth Devlin set a wonderful opening mood that created a sense of enchantment that filtered out into the rest of the night. First time I saw Isaac Gillespie with a full band and his rockin' Americana was galvanizing. Eric Wolfson and The War Cabinet kept the pace going with one of the best sets I ever saw him do. It's uncanny how each week I am seeing artists I've known for a long time bring their work to a higher level. There's something about that room, man! Don McCloskey seemed a bit unnerved that the front of the room emptied out a bit before his set but it was just all the smokers stepping outside for a puff and everyone was back in place pretty quickly. Highlight for me was when Don brought the amazing girl group Chicky Boom onstage for a version of Jiggle My Booty! They just met the night before at the Antihoot and decided to jam it out together. Somer kicked the 100k lighting system into full gear with the smoke machine and strobes and it was hard to believe all this was with just one acoustic guitar! The sound was amazing, those PA stacks are bigger than SUV!
I went on last performing my new one-man show, The Day I Went Insane for the first time in NYC. What a blast! That was easily the most comedy/storytelling I've done in one throw in this town and I can't believe I have to wait a whole month until the next time I perform it. It's gonna be a blast doing it at the Edinburgh Fringe where I get to do it 21 nights in a row. Yowza!