Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Last Town Chorus, Live in Boston

Last year I checked out ex-Jayhawks' frontman Mark Olson on his tour supporting his last effort, The Salvation Blues. Opening for him was Megan Hickey, aka The Last Town Chorus, who also had just released her new album, Wire Waltz. Well, Megan is coming around again, and I'm going to be checking her out Friday night at the Lizard Lounge in Boston. While I thoroughly enjoy her album, seeing her deft caressing of her lap steel guitar in person is simply haunting. Below is some video (a little shaky, but better than nothing) of her playing live at The Royal Albert Hall Project in New York City, on opening night of the 2008 New York City Guitar Festival. Bob Dylan's 1966 famous bootlegged concert was performed in its original song order by a variety of artists, including Megan, playing below.

And here's another older cover by Megan, very much different than the original, that you can listen to on you iMusicdoodle. If you're going to be in Boston on Friday, come check out the show - tickets are only $8 in advance or $10 at the door.

Visit their website, their label HackTone Records, and become their friend on MySpace.

No comments: