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Tuesday, April 12, 2005
Greg Cockerill kicked ass with The Boss and U2 and The Tragically Hip, and Dave Simpson definitely was on his game with some originals and some sweet sweet covers... like "Tracks of My Tears", yes. A new fellow Brad was feeling pretty skilled on the guitar with a few John Mayer tunes, and Nathan ripped out "Disarm" by Smashing Pumpkins, as well as an original tune which is growing on me... I forget what it is titled (sorry). Kalee writes really good songs on guitar, which is cool because he is mostly a fantastic funky bass player and singer, but then he whips out cool original songs on guitar. And LET'S NOT FORGET to mention the most incredible singing of Rebecca Wittwer!!!!
I felt on-the-ball last night, too, and started with Blue Rodeo's "Hasn't Hit Me Yet", which Greg provided backup vocals on... awesome! Thanks Greg, it was sweet! Thanks to Dave and Rebecca for pulling requests like "Dragon and Kitty" (my song), and Xavier Rudd's "Solace Amongst The Sin". Also, I dedicated The Tea Party's "Gone" to Erin since it her birthday week (?!?), and Rebecca came and helped me with "She Talks to Angels" by the Black Crowes. Last night rocked, actually.
Are you reading this and saying, "what is this Eddie Bo Dean's place and why do I not go there on Sunday nights to see all these musicians?" If you are, then stop being silly and come on April 17 or 24! Those are my last two nights before I head to Australia! But in general, this should be said: There are many open mics in the city of Calgary, but Rebecca Wittwer's Open Mic at Eddie Bo Dean's has the best ratio for talented and exciting musicians (to not-so-interesting musicians... it's a ratio, get it)! I promise!
If I forgot something really exciting, then someone who was there should post a comment on this post. Yes.