Everything but riffraff, that is… Hurray for the Riff Raff has been one of my favorite bands since the first time I saw them at the Newport Folk Festival two years ago. The band returned to Boston to perform at the Paradise Rock Club in what might have been their first headlining show at a major venue in the area.
This show might possibly be the best show of theirs I have seen to date; the energy in the room was tremendous and the band fed off that (although it was truly symbiotic – they fed off us and we fed off their energy and joy).
One of Nashville’s great session musicians, Sergio Webb, told me I should see David Olney perform if I ever got the chance. Not too long after that, I booked my trip to Nashville and was thrilled to see that David would be performing at The 5 Spot while I was there! Score!
David’s name was not familiar to me but I listened to some recordings, and knew that I would take Sergio’s advice and see this show. Read the rest of this entry
Although they shared Emily’s band as well as the stage for one song, Sam and Emily performed separate sets and gave separate interviews.