15 others and myself (it was easy to count) saw ex-Bad Livers Mark Rubin and a pretty amazing youngster named Silas Lowe play at Low Spirits last night. It was a real shame that only 16 people got to see this show, and I’m tempted to get into that self-righteous “where the Hell were you at?” mode. But I won’t, because I realize not everyone is a seasonally unemployed schoolteacher who can stay out until one in the morning on a Thursday night.
The name of the group is “Fat Man and Little Boy: The Atomic Duo”, which is a wordy, but pretty damn good name. The music is better than the name, and here’s their MySpace page. I can’t recall the last time I visited and/or linked to a MySpace page. These gentlemen are worthy of such a visit/link. Combining a high level of musicianship with an endearing “two really smart guys who might be high” banter, FMaLBAD played a bunch of Delta blues, string band, bluegrass and originals in the vein of all of the above.
It was a real good show. Such a good show that one of the 16 in attendance threw a bunch of money on the stage, while the two players looked on sheepishly/a bit stunned. If you run across them in any form, live/digital, etc., please take advantage.
Here they are doing “Turpentine Farm”. Yes they introduce every song in the hyper-speed banter evidenced here.
Have a good weekend, everybody. And for my teacher friends..yes, it’s the weekend now. I know you’ve lost track of the days of the week by now.