Thursday, September 3, 2009

stillhouse hollow

The night started out at centennial park with Stillhouse Hollow. This is my brother's bluegrass band.

These guys are one of a kind. They bring their bluegrass with a hint of old-timey songs while having an obvious great time.

Tonight it was apparent that they were on a time restriction as they played mostly songs from their record,"Dakota". Don't get me wrong, those songs are well written and clever and probably their best material. However, when they have an unlimited amount of time, they mix in all sorts of covers that really make the show interesting and unpredictable. You never know what these guys can pull out. Tonight's versions of "Goosebumps" and "Miss Meg" were especially bouncy and fun.

I gotta say that the recent departure of their bass player has left a huge void that a guitar and mandolin simply can't fill. At some point, these guys have to fill this void, whether it be with bass or something else.

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