Saturday night at Boot & Saddlewas Pete Donnelly’s album release party for ‘Phases Of The Moon’. The show began with a duo set by Oddfellow Church. Then Chris Kasper and band took the stage next. Oh my, hearing Chris Kasper’s music live is always a wonderful experience especially when he’s backed by such incredible talent as: Kiley Ryan (fiddle), David Streim (keys), Freddie Berman (drums), and Jaron Olevsky (bass). The show ended with a full band set by Pete Donnelly and it was an excellent way to celebrate the release of a new album. I LOVE LIVE MUSIC!
These are some of the photos I took at the Methyl Ethel / Blonder / Archawah show last night at Boot & Saddle. There is minimal post editing if any. Maybe my novice photography shills show but in this case I felt like editing these photos would not enhance them any. Well, photography is a form of art and my choice not to edit could be wrong. Anyways, I attended the show to see Archawah, an established favorite band of mine. However, I did stay to hear Blonder’s and Methyl Ethel’s sets. I enjoyed all the music I heard that night. And I might have found some new fave bands. YES!!!
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Last night Mondo Cozmo played for a sold-out crowd at Boot & Saddle (Philadelphia, PA). After a few minutes of an intro song that the band (featuring some members of Illinois) was playing Mondo took to the stage as the crowd cheered. The opening song was “Plastic Souls” and in my head I was screaming “THAT’S MY JAM!” Somewhere towards the middle of the set they played “Hold On To Me” (see video below). And the last song of the night was “Shine” a positively uplifting tune that is awe-inspiring. “Shine” was performed with special guest vocals by Iris and she was great. I only wish that the set was longer but I understand a new artist doesn’t have an entire catalog of songs to perform. Oh well, I think they should have used the repeat option and played the entire set again. If we can repeat recorded music, then I say that should be a live music option too. Think about it.
Hemming was the opening act. Last night was my first time ever hearing Hemming’s music and I really liked it. I liked it enough that I bought her cd. I’m going to make sure I catch some more of her shows.
Overall, it was an excellent night of music and my ears are still smiling.