Thursday, January 29, 2009

Demolition String Band's Americana Family Jamboree

The Demolition String Band has been putting together a family show called the Americana Family Jamboree for a couple of years now. This past Sunday, they hosted an edition of it at the Rodeo Bar in Manhattan. I had thought maybe that I would make it down, but I didn't in the end. But Nick did, and from his write-up, it sounds like I missed quite a good show:

An interesting moment came approximately half way into the performance when the band’s frontwoman, Elena, called a special guest to the stage: Hank Williams. A voice-over announced his appearance on a radio show, and the great country singer walked to the stage and greeted the audience as if he were performing on the radio circa 1950, complete with a medicine advertisement. After the greeting, he launched into a medley of his hits, beginning with “Jambalaya” and “Hey Good Lookin’,” before moving through “Move It on Over,” “Why Don’t You Love Me,” “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” and a few others that I can’t remember. After the medley, he did “Lovesick Blues,” took a bow, and left.

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