Saw Eric Bachmann last night at Southpaw. It was a great show - the best I've seen him put on in a number of years. He was in a great mood, took requests all night, and did a nice mix of songs from the entire Crooked Fingers catalog.
And then he busted out with this to start the encore. I missed the first few seconds of my recording opportunity because this might have been the LAST song I expected to hear last night and was not prepared to record it.
He followed this up with rousing versions of New Drink for the Old Drunk, Red Devil Dawn (the closest I've felt to feeling the old Archers energy from him in a long time) and closed it out with A Little Bleeding from the first Crooked Fingers LP which is now inexplicably eight years old!
The crowd was into it all night. It was a great show. One of the best ones I've seen in a long time. The crowd was definitely chockful of thirtysomethings growing older with Mr. Bachmann. At least on this night, growing older felt pretty damn good.
It wasn't all nostalgia though. He played a new song that he'll be recording next month for the new Crooked Fingers LP and it was really good. I look forward to the fall when his next offering is released.
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