This week’s shows

Last night I went to check out Brother Shamus at Whitlow’s On Wilson. Eddie Hartness (from Eddie From Ohio) plays drums, and this was their first show. I went with Stuart and Shelly, fellow Edheads, and we had a good time. I was kinda startled to see two drummers when I walked in – who ever thought a band with Eddie would need a second? And he was on the kit, as well. The music was ok, mostly originals, a couple covers (a Tom Petty song and “For What It’s Worth”, with drum solo of course). The musicians were great, including Walter Tates, Jr. on sax. I’d call the music folkie with a Dave Matthews Band touch. The singer was decent, and wrote all the originals.

Tomorrow morning, Jill and I will see Robbie Schaefer (also from Eddie From Ohio) play at Wolf Trap Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods. Apparently he’s doing all kids songs – should be fun.

Tomorrow night, we’ll go see Michael McDonald and Hall & Oates at Nissan Pavilion (another one in the package we bought). Haven’t listened to either of them recently, but they should do a lot of their hits (including Michael’s tenure with the Doobie Brothers) and some classic R&B (they’ve both got cover CDs either out or on the way). We’re definitely going to skip the opener, because the show starts at 6:30 – on a Friday at Nissan? I don’t know what they were thinking, we’ll be taking back roads all the way.