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Catching up, only to go on a short hiatus again…

Thursday night I went with one of the Aussies to the tiny Barfly to see The Willard Grant Conspiracy. They were better than I’d hoped, we really enjoyed them. It was…hmm, like Wilco + Neil Young + Nick Cave, sorta. Country-blues, with this deep moody singing, but extended guitar jams. Very heartful, rootsy, little polish or glam to it: it came across well in the tiny room. I really enjoy the collective, flexible ethic of the whole enterprise, too.

Opener William Elliot Whitmore was very cool, too.