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Sold out night in Fairfield, CT

May 11th 2012

May 10, 2012

Fairfield, CT

Set One: Steve’s Sad Guitar for Angelo > Blues Jam > Watching the River Flow, Bad Hair, TLC, Tangled Hangers

Set Two: You’re The One, High and Lonesome > Ice Cream, Stella Blue

As we arrive in my old hometown of Fairfield, CT, the clouds part way to blue skies.  Positive vibrations are blowing wild and free. The venue this evening provides a very up close and personal stage. Its rows of seats surrounding the stage create a vey intimate, at-home feel. XVSK opens the show with some real powerhouse songs. They are well-received by the crowd, and invite Steve and Bernie up for the last song.

Steve kicks off the show with a tribute to a fallen friend, Angelo. You could hear a pin drop as Steve serenades us with an acoustic improv instrumental on a beloved Dobro.  As the light hits his guitar it takes on a spiritual look that sets the tone. A new song called “TLC” (Tastes Like Chicken) is played and met with enthusiasm this evening. And it’s always great to see a crowd as tuned-in and respectful as Fairfield’s.

Like I said in the previous post, this tour is jam-packed with reworked classics. That is pretty evident tonight, as “Tangled Hangers” melts some faces in the first set. During the second set a personal favorite of mine, “High and Lonesome,” showed its face. Like visiting with an old friend, it brought me to a place of calm and peace. Because of the very fresh and different feel to the song, I almost did not know what it is at first.

The band is super tight as they bring the tune up and down as they delve into another personal favorite, “Ice Cream.” Steve and the guys close the show with another tribute to a fallen friend, “Stella Blue.” People in the crowd are ecstatic as they hum or sing along with the song.

Just want to thank Fairfield for an amazing, sold out show to help kick off this tour with great energy and spirit.

 

 

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