For the first time in over a year, was back in town to play with longtime friend and collaborator who supplied support on lap steel. Opening the night was Blum’s newest project, (Josh Katz – Lead Vocals, Mike Blum – Lead Guitar/Lap Steel, Nate Peek – Bass, Nino Mazzaro – Acoustic Guitar, and Steve Gopaul – Drums). When they took the stage the first thing that went through my head was RRRROOOOOOOOOOORRRRR!!, but in life and music you can’t judge a book by a , anchored by Blum’s steel and guitar, cruised through ten tracks of pleasantness. A pinch of country, rock, and folk rounded out the sound. The opening set served as the perfect compliment to Hall’s set.

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