Thursday, March 23, 2006

Sara Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion

Went to see Sara Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion at The Basement with Xtn on Monday night. I had never heard of Sara Lee or Johnny before (tho I'm sure I would have seen reviews of their work, considering that they were #16 in the Editor's picks of 2005) and had no real expectations.. I've got to say, I was blown away..

They have a real sweet couple vibe about them, specially noticeable when they did a duet... It's not quite country, not quite folk.. somewhere in between I'd say.. Though having Bill Chambers on the steel guitar did make it sound a bit more country than just them on guitar.

Since it was their very last show they did a lot of fun stuff towards the end of the gig.. they literally unplugged (not that fake MTV "unplugged" bullshit), walked into the middle of the audince and did a song.. they tried a few new songs which they hadn't played before (Sara Lee couldn't quite get the guitar part, everyone had a good laugh).

Really fun gig! Highly recommended to anyone if they can see them live in particular. AND I got a poster signed by Sara Lee and Johnny!! woohoo!!

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