Red Jacket Mine

Past Shows

2015 | 2014| 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

08.29.15 – Lincoln Barr solo @ Naches Heights Vineyard / Wilridge Winery – 250 Ehler Road, Yakima, WA 98908
Setlist: 22 Rose Petal Place / Novelty’s Gone / I Want You to Worship Me / It’s Different for Girls (Joe Jackson) / Desperate Tormentors / Nickel & Dime / I Must Be in a Good Place Now (Bobby Charles) / Ballad of El Goodo (Big Star) / Someone to Watch Over Me (Gerswhin) / The Night We Called It a Day (Dylan/Sinatra) / Fascinated / Still Crazy After All These Years (Paul Simon) / Brutally and Often / Sleep of the Just (Elvis Costello) / How to Escape / Someone Else’s Cake / Sweetheart Like You (Dylan)

My first solo gig as a Yakima resident was a memorable one, set the idyllic surrounds of Naches Heights. Wilridge has a beautiful view, and it was a joy to play for their patrons of all ages. I was originally supposed to play a two-hour set, but when I arrived, it turned out that I had been double booked with Kent from The Holy Broke, a fine singer/songwriter from Spokane, so we decided to split the night, and I was happy to have the chance to hear him. A very fine night indeed.

08.09.15Obliteride Closing Reception @ GasWorks Park – 2101 N. Northlake Way, Seattle 98103
Setlist: Bellar & Bawl / Ron Nasty / Amy / Engineer / I Want You to Worship Me / Nickel & Dime / Crow / Magnet (NRBQ) / How to Escape / Pure Delight / Get Paid / Never Had a Bad Idea / Someone Else’s Cake

Fun outdoor times on a beautiful day in Gasworks Park for a very good cause (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center). We were honored to have the formidable Keith Lowe filling in on bass for Eric, who had a family conflict, and he did a bang-up job. Everyone did, come to think of it, especially when you consider that we hadn’t done a band gig in several months. The crowd was appreciative, if a bit drained from the 100-mile bike ride in hot weather that had preceded our performance. Altogether a super fun time – thanks to the Hutch for having us!

07.15.15Sunset Tavern – 5433 Ballard Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98017 – Lincoln solo w/ Modern Relics & JP Hennessy
Setlist: Saying Don’t Make It So / Already Caught / Me Too / Desperate Tormentors / My Trembling Frame / Fond of Surprises / Someone to Watch Over Me (Gershwin) / Fellowship of Hunted Things / Admit You’re a Monster / How to Escape

Fun, if quiet, night at the new Sunset, my first time playing there at night. It’s kind of amazing, what they’ve done…the front bar is hardly recognizable, and the back room, if non-descript, has been turned into an actual listening room. Even as it filled up, the room was dead-quiet during my set, which was cool, and a bit surreal after years of playing to a noisy bar. It was great to debut a bunch of my new tunes for a hometown audience, and they were well-received. Thanks to Modern Relics & JP Hennessy for having me on the bill!

07.11.15Al’s Den – 303 S.W. 12th Ave., Portland, OR 97205 – Lincoln solo w/ James Dean Kindle
Setlist: Me Too / Already Caught / Saying Don’t Make It So / The Night We Called It a Day (Dylan/Sinatra) / Better Late Than Never / My Trembling Frame / Tell It to the Judge / Fellowship of Hunted Things / Someone to Watch Over Me (Gershwin) / Giving Up My Inheritance / Fond of Surprises / Sleep of the Just (Costello) / Desperate Tormentors / Admit You’re a Monster / set break / with Andy Salzman on drums: 22 Rose Petal Place / So Long, Radiant Flowers / Nickel & Dime / I Want You to Worship Me / How to Escape / Ron Nasty / Skint City / Pure Delight / Fascinated / Never Had a Bad Idea / Bellar & Bawl / Someone Else’s Cake / Permit to Preach (w/ JD Kindle on guitar) / Any Major Dude (Steely Dan)

A fine, fine way to end a wonderful week at Al’s Den. Our Pendleton buddy James Kindle was kind enough to arrive in town a day early (he’s the artist in residence the following week) to play a set of his great ‘countrypolitan’ tunes, and it was great to have Andy join me on drums for a set of RJM favorites to close the night. We were very well received, and even sold a couple of LPs to some kind strangers. I won’t lie – the idea of a night off was pretty enticing after this, but it was a terrific experience and I’d love to do it again someday. Huge thanks to Alex Wideman at McMenamin’s for giving me the opportunity, and special thanks to all of my terrific special guests. Great to see you, PDX!

07.10.15Al’s Den – 303 S.W. 12th Ave., Portland, OR 97205 – Lincoln solo w/ Chris Robley
Setlist: Giving Up My Inheritance / Fellowship of Hunted Things / Round Midnight (Monk) / My Trembling Frame / Saying Don’t Make It So / Me Too / Sweetheart Like You (Dylan) / Someone to Watch Over Me (Gershwin) / Already Caught / Fond of Surprises / Tell It to the Judge / Desperate Tormentors / Better Late Than Never / Admit You’re a Monster / How to Escape / set break / w/ Chris Robley: It’s Different for Girls (Joe Jackson) / Toledo (Costello/Bacharach) / Any Major Dude (Steely Dan) / Dirty Work (Steely Dan) / Accidents Will Happen (Costello) / This Year’s Girl (Costello) / I Hate to Eat Alone (10cc) / etc.

Tonight got interesting for a little bit, and then it got good. Mainly because no one rushed the stage. See, very shortly after I began my opening solo set, a very loud older woman elected to sit right next to the stage, and proceeded to talk throughout the first 5 or 6 songs, interjecting non-sequiturs like “Bob Dylan” and “I’m from the Midwest!” and generally doing her best to be a part of the show. Well, she got what she asked for. At some point, between songs, I said, “Don’t you hate it when your mom shows up to a gig and sits right up front?” Things quieted down for a bit, and I continued to gently rib her for the next few tunes. Finally, she’d had enough and got up to leave before my final song, “How to Escape.” I said, “Bye, mom!” and she turned around, suddenly livid, and said, “You think you know me?” To which I replied, “Well, I’ve been listening to you for the past hour…”

Fortunately, a kind soul named Rob was able to talk her out of making a further scene, and my buddy Chris Robley’s set went uninterrupted. He turned in a masterful performance, filled with all kinds of great covers – Pink Floyd’s “Time,” Jethro Tull’s “Thick as a Brick,” Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark,” and XTC’s “Making Plans for Nigel,” to name just a few. Then I joined him onstage for even more unrehearsed covers – of which the Costello/Bacharach nugget “Toledo” and Steely Dan’s “Dirty Work” were obvious highlights. Left with 15 or so minutes to fill, I’m afraid our lack of rehearsal began to show when we went further off-script, but Chris closed the night with simply killer versions of Fleetwood Mac’s latter-day classic “Big Love” and Nilsson’s “Without You.” Beautiful, stirring stuff. Thanks so much to Chris for doing the show, and thanks to all of his pals for showing up in force.

07.09.15Al’s Den – 303 S.W. 12th Ave., Portland, OR 97205 – Lincoln solo w/ Johnny Sangster
Setlist: Saying Don’t Make It So / Why Can’t a Man Stand Alone? (Costello) / My Trembling Frame / Better Late Than Never / Me Too / The Night We called It a Day (Dylan/Sinatra) / Desperate Tormentors / Tell It to the Judge / Someone to Watch Over Me (Gershwin) / Giving Up My Inheritance / Fellowship of Hunted Things / Already Caught / Fond of Surprises (w/ Johnny Sangster on guitar) / How to Escape (w/ Johnny Sangster on guitar) / Admit You’re a Monster (w/ Johnny Sangster on guitar)

I was thrilled to have my buddy Johnny Sangster down from Seattle for tonight’s show, and he didn’t disappoint – just love to hear him play his songs. My set started off a little shaky, due to a dead battery in my acoustic preamp – it was weird; it had worked fine at soundcheck just an hour before, but I guess leaving it plugged-in during Johnny’s set drained the battery enough to pretty much kill my signal. So anyway, that took a few minutes to troubleshoot, but once we’d sorted it (thanks, Johnny!), I was able to settle in and play a bunch of new songs…not necessarily with as much poise as the last two nights, but it was still good. Johnny joined me on the last three, with just a few minutes’ rehearsal pre-show, and simply killed it. Great stuff.

Tonight was also fun because we had a real rock band in the house – Joel Roth’s band The Low Bones. They were great! Rock music sounds surprisingly excellent in that small room, and Joel & Co. brought it power-trio style, and left the now-full room wanting more. Super fun night!

07.08.15Al’s Den – 303 S.W. 12th Ave., Portland, OR 97205 – Lincoln solo w/ Dominic Castillo
Setlist: Saying Don’t Make It So / Fond of Surprises / Already Caught / Why Can’t a Man Stand Alone? (Costello) / Me Too / My Trembling Frame / Fellowship of Hunted Things / I Want You to Worship Me / Gloomy Sunday (standard) / Tell It to the Judge / Toledo (Costello/Bacharach) / Better Late Than Never / The Night We Called It a Day (Sinatra/Dylan) / Desperate Tormentors / How to Escape / Sleep of the Just (Costello) / I Must Be in a Good Place Now (Bobby Charles) / So Long, Radiant Flower / It’s Different for Girls (Joe Jackson) / Giving Up My Inheritance / Someone to Watch Over Me (Gershwin) / Admit You’re a Monster / Sweetheart Like You (Dylan) / Dangerous Game (Greg Cartwright) / Take Care (Big Star)

Tonight’s show was marvelous – Dominic Castillo has been a casual acquaintance for years, and I’ve always known him to be a fine rock/pop songwriter, but I had no idea until a year or so ago that he was also a *heavy* jazz singer and guitarist. Consequently, when I booked the Al’s Den residency, he was one of the first folks I reached out to – mainly so I could guarantee that I’d get to see him play while I was in town! Needless to say, he did not disappoint. He was a very tough act to follow, but I managed to hold my own, and Dominic’s kind friends stuck around all night and were a lovely audience. There were a few moments tonight – particularly during “Sweetheart Like You” – that were about as good as it gets, in terms of connecting with an audience, and really feeling them listening. I also mustered the courage to play a couple of tunes that I hadn’t approached previously, like “Gloomy Sunday” and “My Trembling Frame,” both of which went down well. Altogether a beautiful night – thanks so much to Dominic for being a part of it.

07.07.15Al’s Den – 303 S.W. 12th Ave., Portland, OR 97205 – Lincoln solo w/ Lael Alderman
Setlist: Already Caught / Tell It to the Judge / The Night We Called It a Day (Sinatra/Dylan) / How to Escape / Someone to Watch Over Me (Gershwin) / Desperate Tormentors / Better Late Than Never / Fond of Surprises / Round Midnight (Monk) / Giving Up My Inheritance / Fellowship of Hunted Things / Admit You’re a Monster / set break / Different for Girls (Joe Jackson) / Me Too / So Long, Radiant Flower / This Year’s Girl (Costello – w/ Lael Alderman) / Why Can’t a Man Stand Alone? (Costello – w/ Lael Alderman) / Sleep of the Just (Costello) / Toledo (Costello/Bacharach) / Town Cryer (Costello) / Novelty’s Gone / I Must Be in a Good Place Now (Bobby Charles) / Nickel & Dime / Sweetheart Like You (Dylan) / Fascinated / Take Care (Big Star)

Now *this* is what I’m talking about. After being less-than-satisfied with Monday night’s performance, I spent some time in the woodshed on Tuesday afternoon, and also elected to play this show exclusively on the acoustic guitar, rather than switching off between that and the Jazzmaster. This was both a practical and an aesthetic decision – leaving the electric gear in my room made load-in/out much easier (one trip!) – but also, every time I switched to the electric on the previous nights, I felt like I was losing people, just a little bit. Something about the acoustic seemed to work better, and my hypothesis appears to be well-founded, if tonight’s show is any indication.

My special guest for this show was Mr. Lael Alderman, who I met through our mutual pal Damon Dunning (he of Saturday night’s benefit show). We had a little trouble getting Lael’s acoustic guitar to work with the PA, but managed to make it happen – although there was a weird distorted sound happening (likely due to a dying battery in Lael’s pickup). Nevermind, I thought it sounded intentional! Lael brought a passel of kind, attentive listeners, which didn’t hurt anything, let me tell you. Lael joined me for a couple of Elvis Costello tunes in the third set, and I was having so much fun that I kept going for a few more. Also dusted off Bobby Charles’ “I Must Be in a Good Place Now,” which was super fun. Altogether a really fun, gratifying night. Thanks to all who attended.

07.06.15Al’s Den – 303 S.W. 12th Ave., Portland, OR 97205 – Lincoln solo w/ Ezra Holbrook
Setlist: Admit You’re a Monster / Fellowship of Hunted Things / How to Escape / Someone to Watch Over Me (standard) / Different for Girls (Joe Jackson) / Me Too / Fond of Surprises / Sleep of the Just (Elvis Costello) / set break / Ron Nasty / Permit to Preach / Skint City / Poplar Bluff / Giving Up My Inheritance / Tell it to the Judge / Hotel Chambermaid (Graham Parker) / You Don’t Mean It (Minus 5 cover – w/ Ezra Holbrook)

While tonight’s gig wasn’t the best one I’ve had, it’s precisely the reason that I booked this series of shows – namely, to learn about the new songs and how to get them across to an audience. I was thrown a bit of a curveball early in the evening when Dan (wisely) bailed on the night due to illness. This was no problem, of course – I’ll be performing solo Wed-Fri this week, anyway. But after playing Sunday night with his accompaniment, I think I’d gotten a little bit used to having his stellar backing (and company on stage) to fall back on. Tonight I was all on my own – and while I think I played pretty well, I was off my game when it came to stage presence and audience interaction, mainly because I felt (rightly or wrongly) like a lot of my new tunes weren’t being especially well-received. Then again, I didn’t make it easy on my audience, starting things off with some less-than-accessible material and meandering my way through the rest of the night without a setlist. My special guest, Ezra Holbrook, was fantastic, however – he’s clearly a seasoned solo performer, and he was able to draw from his deep catalog of solo material (and songs from his band, the My Oh Mys) with ease and wit. I really enjoyed watching him, and catching up a bit after the show, hearing about his life in music down here in Portland. I’m grateful he could be a part of these shows.

07.05.15Al’s Den – 303 S.W. 12th Ave., Portland, OR 97205 – Lincoln solo w/ Thomas Paul
Setlist: Fellowship of Hunted Things / Giving Up My Inheritance / Someone to Watch Over Me (standard) / Admit You’re a Monster / Fond of Surprises / set break / How to Escape / I Want You to Worship Me / Me Too / Saying Don’t Make It So / Round Midnight (standard) / Different for Girls (Joe Jackson) / Already Caught / Tell It to the Judge / Desperate Tormentors / Town Cryer (Elvis Costello) / Take Care (Big Star) / 22 Rose Petal Place

On this, night #1 of my week-long residency at Al’s Den in downtown Portland, I was joined by Mr. Dan Walker on piano, and special guest Thomas Paul, all the way from Boise, Idaho. Thomas and I have been friends for a decade, and we’ve shared multiple bills over the years…all the way back to my very first show in Seattle! It was a joy and an honor to have him be a part of this series of gigs and hear what he’s working on these days. Many beautiful new songs were played, including one I’m going to call “Isn’t It Tuesday” – look out for it.

For my part, I had a great time trying out 10 or so new songs, and Dan did an incredible job accompanying me, despite the fact that he’d never played any of them before, even in rehearsal! The crowd was light, but kind, and this was a great way to begin the week. Looking forward to more!

07.03.15Rock for Damon @ The Secret Society – 116 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212 – Lincoln solo w/ Fernando & Lael Alderman
Setlist: 22 Rose Petal Place / How to Escape / Someone to Watch Over Me (standard) / Fellowship of Hunted Things / Ballad of El Goodo (Big Star)

Short but most enjoyable opening set for this great benefit show for our good friend Damon Dunning, who suffered a major stroke last year. The crowd was amazingly attentive, and I had a great time trying out a couple of new tunes. Lael Alderman & Fernando Viciconte both turned in fantastic full-band sets, and Mrs. Barr and I shared a tremendous meal before the show at Toro Bravo next door. Highly recommended! A great way to kick off 9 days of music-making in the Rose City.

06.26.15Rhapsody Seattle HQ – 701 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA – Lincoln solo
Setlist: I Want You to Worship Me / Nickel & Dime / How to Escape / Never Had a Bad Idea / Get Paid (w/ Alex Pinto on guitar!)

I was honored to visit the Rhapsody corporate office in the Columbia Tower downtown and play a few songs. Their social media manager, Alex, was even kind enough to lay down some tasty licks on “Get Paid”! Special thanks to Pete, Alex, Mary, and Sarah (and the rest of the Rhapsody crew!) for making me feel so welcome.

05.30.15High Dive – 513 N. 36th Street, Seattle, WA 98103 – w/ Kirby Krackle & Andrew Norsworthy
Setlist: Bellar & Bawl / I Want You to Worship Me / Engineer / Never Had a Bad Idea / How to Escape / Crow / I Feel the Earth Move (Carole King) / Novelty’s Gone / Pure Delight / Someone Else’s Cake / Stay Golden (w/ Patrick Porter on guitar!)

Super fun night at the High Dive with some very good pals sharing the stage. By all accounts, we brought our A-game, and I must admit that it felt really good up there, even getting over a cold that chose a less-than-ideal time to show up. Tonight was notable for a couple of reasons: 1) it was likely our last Seattle gig for a number of months, or perhaps longer; and 2) it was the de facto release party for our single “Never Had a Bad Idea,” released earlier this month. To celebrate the latter, we came up with our best promo giveaway to date: “Never Had a Bad Idea”-branded condoms, each with a download code attached! It’s hard to say they were a “big hit,” but we sure enjoyed it. To celebrate the former, we had our good old buddy Patrick Porter join us onstage to jam an oldie from the Lovers Lookout era that we hadn’t played since he left the band in 2010 – “Stay Golden.” Like I said, it felt good up there. Thanks to all who could make it…we’ll see you down the road.

05.09.15Sapolil Cellars – 15 East Main Street, Walla Walla, WA 99362
Setlist: Grow Your Own / Poplar Bluff / Magnet (NRBQ) / I Want You to Worship Me / Hook Me Up (Johnny Guitar Watson) / Nickel & Dime / I Feel the Earth Move (Carole King) / Novelty’s Gone / Any Major Dude (Steely Dan) / Listen Up / set break / Bellar & Bawl / Ron Nasty / Amy / Engineer / Never Had a Bad Idea / Crow / How to Escape / Kinda Kute (Joe Jackson) / Pure Delight / Someone Else’s Cake / set break / Still Crazy After All These Years (Paul Simon) / Better to Be Broken Than Blind / Broken Dub / It Was a Accident (NRBQ) / Get Paid / Get Paid (reprise) / How Long (Ace) / Never Found a Girl (Al Green) / Permit to Preach / Such an Easy Thing / Hotel Chambermaid (Graham Parker)

Our hosts in Walla Walla took the “Proper Meal” tour to heart, defining hospitality with the sumptuous feast they prepared prior to the show. When a night starts like that, whatever happens at the show is gravy. Fortunately, the show turned out well, too – although that was in doubt for a time. Our first set of the night was for a rowdy, “I’ve been drinking wine all day” sort of crowd, but inevitably, those folks decided they had better head home and go to bed before the second set began. Things got pretty grim in the middle, which is a shame, as we’d purposely planned to play our most rambunctious material in the middle of the night. Miraculously, we were saved by a bachelorette party that made its way to Sapolil just as the third set began…and all of a sudden, the night was brand new again. Thanks to those ladies for breathing life into the proceedings, and special thanks to our pals Jimmy & Tessa for being awesome.

05.08.15Great Pacific Wine & Coffee Co. – 403 South Main Street, Pendleton, OR 97801 – w/ Misty Mouth
Setlist: Bellar & Bawl / Ron Nasty / Amy / Engineer / Get Paid / I Want You to Worship Me / I Feel the Earth Move (Carole King) / How to Escape / Never Had a Bad Idea / Crow / Permit to Preach / Still Crazy After All These Years (Paul Simon) / Novelty’s Gone / Kinda Kute (Joe Jackson) / Pure Delight / Someone Else’s Cake / Never Found a Girl (Al Green)

Never a bad time in Pendleton! Honestly, this was probably one of the best shows we’ve ever played…I wish someone had recorded it. It was great to finally bring Eric out to this little patch of paradise in the northeast corner of Oregon, and show all of our friends what the full band is all about. Not the best crowd we’ve ever had at the GP, but those in attendance were thoroughly satisfied, as were we. The show was followed by the obligatory tour of the Pendleton nightspots, which never disappoint. Special thanks to our buddy Rian Beach for opening the show with his great new band, Misty Mouth, and putting us up at his place. Pendleton, we love you!

05.07.15 – The Royal Ramble @ The Royal Room – 5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
Setlist: Bellar & Bawl / Magnet (NRBQ) / Hook Me Up (Johnny Guitar Watson) / I Want You to Worship Me / set break / Never Had a Bad Idea / Get Paid / Engineer / Kinda Kute (Joe Jackson) / set break / I Feel the Earth Move (Carole King) / Never Found a Girl (Al Green)

Conceived in the spirit of Levon Helm’s legendary Rambles, our friends the Jelly Rollers host this monthly event at Seattle’s hippest listening space, the Royal Room in lovely Columbia City. We were thrilled to be asked to take part, and it just happened to coincide with the beginning of our “Proper Meal” tour to eastern Oregon & & & Washington, so all the better! Dan relished the opportunity to play on the Royal Room’s top-notch piano, and we took advantage of it, opening with an all-piano set that included one of our favorite songs, NRBQ’s “Magnet.” (Royal Room owner Wayne Horvitz came up after the set and told us it was one of his all-time favorite tunes as well!) We rocked things up on the second set, and even made an attempt to jam a bit, in the spirit of the evening. Good times and great musicians all around – hope to be back at the Royal Room again soon.

04.04.15Darrell’s Tavern – 18041 Aurora Avenue N, Shoreline, WA 98133 – w/ Whiting Tennis & The Lymbs
Setlist: Bellar & Bawl / I Want You to Worship Me / Engineer / Kinda Kute (Joe Jackson) / Never Had a Bad Idea / Crow / How to Escape / I Feel the Earth Move (Carole King) / Pure Delight / Someone Else’s Cake

It had been a couple of years since we played Darrell’s, and it was great to be back. Our friend and ex-labelmate Whiting Tennis opened the show with his band, and they were excellent – such a unique songwriter. We debuted our arrangement of Carole King’s stone-classic “I Feel the Earth Move,” and I think it came off pretty good. A fun, sweaty set at one of the best bars in King County…or anywhere!

03.08.15Hattie’s Hat Backroom – 5231 Ballard Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107 – Lincoln solo w/ Andrew Norsworthy
Setlist: Gloomy Sunday (trad) / Already Caught / Toledo (Costello/Bacharach) / Me Too / Different for Girls (Joe Jackson) / Round Midnight (trad) / How to Escape / Never Take the Place of You (NRBQ) / Fascinated (w/ Patrick Porter) / Stay Golden (w/ Patrick Porter)

A funny little gig. Nothing wrong with a room full of friends at Hattie’s, and it was real nice to be sharing a gig with my longtime friend Andrew Norsworthy. Yet the early part of my opening set was marred but some remarkably-oblivious patrons who insisted on talking loudly (and even displaying their phones’ ringtones?) over the top of some of the most delicate numbers I had to offer. Oh well. They seemed to get the message after I thanked them for being a part of the show, and left soon after. From then on, it was pretty smooth sailing, and I was doubly lucky to have RJM alum Patrick Porter join me on a couple of songs from our 2009 Lovers Lookout album – “Fascinated” and “Stay Golden.” Even with no rehearsal, it was just like riding a bike. Overall, a good night – thanks to Kubby for having us!

02.26.15Family Reunion: The Songs of Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt & Wilco @ Tractor Tavern – 5213 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Setlist: I’m Always in Love / The Thanks I Get / A Shot in the Arm

It’s always a blast to play Aaron Starkey’s annual Uncle Tupelo lovefest, and adding Wilco to the mix added a new challenge for us this year. (You might remember that we tackled three Jayhawks songs last year.) Anyway, we ended up with three mid-to-late-period gems in the lottery, and I felt like these tunes really played to our strengths – both soulful and skronky. This year we enlisted the help of Mr. RL Heyer on guitar, and he brought the Nels Cline fireworks! What a blast to play these songs in front of a packed house…belting out “bloodier than blood” and going spastic on my Jazzmaster was quite a cathartic experience, in fact, and I needed it. Thanks to all who attended and made it a hugely successful night for Musicares, and big thanks to Aaron, Barb, and Leigh for organizing things so capably. Can’t wait for next year!

02.06.15Conor Byrne Pub – 5140 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107 – w/ Llama & Season of Strangers
Setlist: Bellar & Bawl / I Want You to Worship Me / Engineer / How to Escape / It Was a Accident (NRBQ) / Crow / Nearly Marjorie / Never Had a Bad Idea / Get Paid / Pure Delight / Someone Else’s Cake

Fun, low-key (but rocking) show to kick off the new year, with our good pals (and one of our favorite Seattle bands ever) Llama, and shoegazey new friends Season of Strangers. Both bands turned in very fine sets, and ours was a joy as well. Thanks to all who attended!