Thursday, November 21, 2013

Can't Sink This Town (Concert Review)

Freedy Johnston @ The Walnut Room B+
w/ Kris Harris & Al Trout
Photo by RW
When RW and I arrived at The Walnut Room we found a convenient parking spot in front of the venue.  We walked in and snagged a table right away. We devoured a delicious margheritaville pizza.  We found two seats in the front row.  The night was nearly perfect. 

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.

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