“She shoots moody beams from her moody gun”, with the appropriate hand gestures), a guy called Ogo, and the proprietor’s son, some sort of mute idiot savant who did some insane non-stop acoustic guitar shred for half an hour. It was surreal.
Beer, whiskey, apples, peanut butter (crunchy). How do you get to the gig – limo, taxi, walking? We trundle. B&Q Hardcore Blues Ace blues act featuring Richie Buckley, John Quearney, Ed Deane and Noel Bridgeman. JJ Smyths 9pm 110 01-4752565 Kelly, Brendan Begley and Mike Hanrahan hit the road with new songs and tunes. Ramor Theatre 8pm 120 049-8547074
Sara Watkins Solo show from former singer and fiddle player of Grammy-winning, bluegrassfolkies Nickel Creek. Tracks from her Sun Midnight Sun album will be aired. Whelan’s 8pm 116.50 01-4780766 Also Sun, Belfast The Rye River Band Americana/roots quintet, featuring former Spud member, Don Knox, on fiddle and harmonica. A real bar band in a real bar? Now there’s a shock! Brazen Head 10pm Adm free
Sara Watkins See Saturday, Dublin. Black Box 7.30pm £14.50/£12 048-90244400
Albert Niland Highly regarded singer-songwriter/performer.
It was upstairs in an Indian restaurant. I was doing some session work for a Liverpool duo called TJ & Murphy. We thought we were the only band on the bill. Turns out we weren’t. The other acts were a duo called Eb & Flow (whose showstopper was their self-penned hit, She’s Moody:
And the worst?
What’s on your rider? What’s the best gig you’ve been to?