MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY
Every once in a while you get invited to a very special evening and Sunday night at the Red Rattler was one! Dale Caldwell & Ben Fink were so good each song was followed by almost total silence. No one wanted to break the sonic spell by clapping first. The Gloomchasers; imagine if Stanislavsky had tried his hand at country music, perhaps he would have come up with Method & Western. Beautifully crafted hymns to the single dad/ lonesome songsmith. El Duende with their unusual line up of drums, bass, violin, sax, trumpet, guitar and vocals washed us with a swirling song cycle in the key of..beyond. There is something immediately familiar and yet totally unexpected in this band.The songwriting is great & the ensemble playing thoughtful and accomplished. A pleasure & privilege to be there, thanks everyone.
Thanks to Geoff Datsun for a great review of the whole night at red Rattler on Sunday-he left out his and Annette's performance which was superb-dulcimers, hand made guitars, brilliant lyrical work, hillbilly feels for want of a better description. Stunning and cant wait to visit you guys in the hinterland! Dx (Dale Caldwell)