Saturday, August 16, 2014



August 10, 2014
Bucktoad, Canals of Venice, Your Mother Should Know
Your Mother Should Know - Skylark
Skylark Café - Seattle
Bucktoad is a solo act, a guitar-wielding he-minstrel singing a short set of clever songs about (mostly) love gone wrong. The style is clearly on the rock (urban) side of bluesy-folk, but it wouldn't take much to slide it over into straight country blues.
Canals of Venice played a longer set, as befits their larger ensemble (now with a drummer!) and more varied arrangements. The front-man and instigator, Rob McDonald, has collected an array of fine musicians to match his big tenor voice. It is an odd mix - acoustic guitar, bass, viola, cello, trumpet, and drums - and it's range is expanded even more because many of them also sing more than creditably. They're working on putting together a theater piece (hey kids! let's put on a show!)
Canals of Venice - Skylark
Your Mother Should Know is of course my brother-in-law (guitars/keyboard/vocals) and my spouse (drums/vocals). They have just finished recording an album, which is still in the mixing-mastering laboratory, but since it was Neal's birthday they played the whole thing and then some.
Karen - indubitably cool rock star
In Session in the Tintinabulary
August 11, 2014
Banned Rehearsal 867 - Karen Eisenbrey, Keith Eisenbrey, Steve Kennedy, Aaron Keyt, Neal Kosály-Meyer
Once again on the porch.

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