BEST CONCERT OF THE YEAR SO FAR: It's the Del McCoury Band playing bluegrass in Towson on Saturday night. They shared the bill with a Phishish band called Leftover Salmon, which meant the audience was probably a bit crunchier than the usual McCoury crowd. The two audiences got along fine, though, and the McCoury pickers even joined the rockers onstage at the end of the night, first for a couple of long newgrass jams and then for an acoustic session. (To be honest, we ducked out for burgers during most of Leftover Salmon's electric set. I don't dislike jam bands, but I'm not wild for them either.)
The high points: covers of the Lovin' Spoonful's "Nashville Cats" and Richard Thompson's "1952 Vincent Black Lightning," plus all of fiddler Jason Carter's solos. Low points: None, really. Maybe we missed them while we were eating.
posted by Jesse 12:44 PM
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