Sunday, April 15, 2007

Greg McIntosh, Matt Jones, Misty Lyn, Jim Roll, Jamie Monger, Chris Bathgate in Ann Arbor 4/14/07

Amazing lineup, eh? Rumor has it, yesterday afternoon at the Old Town Tavern, these musicians drunkenly decided to hold a "secret show" at the Quack Media offices in Ann Arbor. After some furious myspace and text messaging, word made it to Lansing and I hit I-96 East.

Although I had previously seen each of these musicians perform, never before had I seen them in this context: completely acoustic, sharing instruments, breaking capos, everyone playing with everyone else (oh my gosh, hearing Misty, Chris, Matt and Carol harmonizing was breathtaking), cello and violin accompaniment by Colette, Tania AND Carol Catherine, taking a little artistic liberty with choice of guitar chords, and communal flasks of whiskey being passed between the musicians and the audience.

It was great to witness a rare Jim Roll performance. I sang my heart out to the communal chorus in Bathgate's, "Every Wall You Own." Hearing the unplugged version of "Big Jim Hawkins" was gloriously spine-tingling (and perhaps the highlight of my evening). HUGE thanks to everyone who made this event possible, and to everyone who spread the word around. I can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday evening.













Great Lakes Myth Society
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Web site

Upcoming Michigan Shows
May 4 — 313.jac (Jacoby's) in Detroit
June 1 — Mac's Bar in Lansing w/ Frontier Ruckus, The Peddlers
June 2 — ELFest in East Lansing (!)

Matt Jones
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Upcoming Michigan Shows
April 26 — The Kraftbrau in Kalamazoo w/Chris Bathgate and Misty Lyn
April 28 — Tap Room Annex in Ypsilanti w/Orpheum Bell
April 29 — Totally Awesome Fest
June 2 — ELFest in East Lansing (!)

Jim Roll
MySpace
Web site

Upcoming Michigan Shows
June 3 — ELFest in East Lansing (!)

Misty Lyn
MySpace

Upcoming Michigan Shows
April 26 — The Kraftbrau in Kalamazoo w/Matt Jones and Chris Bathgate

Chris Bathgate
MySpace

Upcoming Michigan Shows
April 15 — Old Town Tavern in Ann Arbor
April 19 — CD RELEASE PARTY at The Blind Pig in Ann Arbor w/ Canada and Alex Belhaj
April 26 — The Kraftbrau in Kalamazoo w/Matt Jones and Misty Lyn
April 27 — MSU International Center in East Lansing w/ La Remodea, The Epitomes and Mason Proper
May 31 — Mac's Bar in Lansing w/ Wilamena, Gentalmen Callers and Arthur Autumn
June 1 — Jacoby's in Detroit
June 3 — ELFest in East Lansing (!)

4 Comments:

Blogger Brandon said...

oh man! I wish I could have been there. Sounds like my sorta night.

11:48 AM  
Anonymous Steven said...

Dearest lord in heaven, every time I leave the city, I swear to thee, amazing shit goes down. This curse is strong. Why couldn't it have been tonight?! I would have killed to come and pluck a string.

4:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Al said he had a blast and wouldn't mind doing something like this again. He was really happy everyone had a great time and he says he has some video footage of a few different people falling asleep to the music.

Awesome.

Thanks for coming, Annie.

-Greg

1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, I said "falling asleep WHILE PLAYING music."

true.

-a!

1:36 PM  

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