It was truly an honor to share the stage with Old School Freight Train at Chaplin’s on Thursday. Their musicianship and professionalism on stage is top notch. They are back this way October 26th with out friends Hoots and Hellmouth and Tin Bird Choir at the Colonial Theater in Phoenixville. In the mean time their live record is good listen.
And while we love Chaplin’s, probably the nicest room around, it was just as nice to get down to Dawson Street Pub on Friday and let loose a bit. We played a few new songs, Thunder in The Valley and a yet to be named Paul song. Jack and Phil from the Chicken Shack joined us for out third set. We did some Jack songs like Abrahams Lincoln, Hen House Door. We got a Dylan tune out of Phil. By the end we had Paul on dobro, Joe and Jack on guitar, Phil on bass and a whole lot of singing from everyone. But this was just a preview of the all night shenanigans that took place Saturday night at Wind Gap.
With that said, we’re happy the rain held off Saturday for the most part. Mountain View Park is such a beautiful venue. It’s a great feeling to be up on that stage looking out on a natural amphitheater of wooded hills rising up around the field below. There is a signed mural of Doc Watson, Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin and all the greats as the back drop of the stage. Mason Porter did two sets plus a Chicken and Porter super band set to close out the night which was the highlight of the weekend. Much thanks to Sandi “Texas Rose”, Sully, Brian Pierce and everyone at AFBA for a great time!
Here’s a video from Saturday of us doing Maggie’s Farm