and I haven’t even started to pack my overnight bag. I guess it’s time since my chariot will arrive in approximately 2 hours.
What to wear? It’s gonna get hot and sweaty most likely, but it’s cold and rainy outside and it’s a long drive. What necessities besides my ear protection and my business cards? Maybe I’ll tuck a Pliny or two away for the hotel room. And then of course there are the questions about the show tonight…
Will TDM3 have a drummer again? Answer: I hope not! IMO, he doesn’t add anything.
Will Spencer Swain come out and play fiddle for us? Answer: I sure hope so.
Will MorganEve Swain join TDM3 on-stage? Answer: Probably not, but I’d love to see her join her brother on-stage with her strings. And in looking her up just now, I discovered that she put out an album in November under the band name, The Huntress and Holder of Hands. I’ll need to check that out.
Okay, I really gotta go get ready.
UPDATE: The Devil Makes Three is no longer a three-piece band. The addition of the drummer appears to be permanent and while I don’t necessarily feel like he is/was necessary, I still thoroughly enjoy the show. Boy do I enjoy the show… jumping up and down as they’re closing out the night with ‘Do Wrong Right’. They really never disappoint and I will continue to go see them every chance that I have! I’m not sure that I’ve ever truly regretted going to a show, but making the road trip to see TDM3 at Red Rocks with OCMS was still to this day one of the best decisions that I ever made.
The fiddle player also seems like a permanent addition, playing on most songs. The fiddler is not Spencer Swain. I could not understand the name when he was introduced, but I’m sure it’s not Spencer Swain and that made me a tiny bit sad (though I’m not sad about the fiddle addition). Regardless of line-up changes, the show was excellent. The crowd-surfing and mosh-pit never extended to where I was dancing and they played pretty much all of my favorites. My only complaint would be that I wanted more; I always want more! But there was lots of dancing and singing and drinking and carousing and I’m tired today, so I’ll be taking today off for a little recuperation which will increase the odds of attending The Dustbowl Revival tomorrow evening at the Starline Social Club. Thanks for joining in the fun if you were there and if not, I’d really make a point of looking for live dates in your town. If you happen to be in the Tahoe area, you should definitely check out Winter Wondergrass, possibly one of the last chances to ever see Elephant Revival.