w/ Kris Harris & Al Trout
|Photo by RW|
Kris Harris opened the show with some playful honky tonk. Al Trout entertained us to no end with his brand of gothic rock-a-billy. Freedy Johnston reminded us why he was Rolling Stone magazine's songwriter of the year in 1994. It's just too bad that the good people of Denver (and surrounding areas) don't appreciate one of the greatest songwriters of the 1990s. For the second time in a row I watched and listened while Johnston played to an embarrassingly small Denver audience. One can only hope that his forthcoming album, Neon Repairman, will help put him back on the map.