Played a mixed set of covers and originals as the “featured performer” at Ireland’s Four Courts last night. They have an open mic there hosted by singer/songwriter Brian Franke every Tuesday. The music starts at 8 p.m, and they break it up with a featured act for an hour in the middle. I was joined by the inimitable Jim Gormley on percussion and the awesome Matthew Leonard on bass.
There was quite a lively bunch there for our set last night. I have to give a shout out to Al K, Cheryl, Heather, Patrick, Sadie, Lawrence & Steve for coming out and bringing friends, too. Also, kudos to Jeff Campagna of Jeterband who did a great short set just before us and brought out his own posse of friends and supporters.
If you’ve never been to Ireland’s Four Courts, you should get yourself on out for a pleasant evening some night soon. The food’s good; there’s plenty of tasty beverages available; the folks are friendly; and it’s right across the street from the Courthouse Metro stop at 2051 N Wilson Blvd in Arlington.
Here’s a picture that Mercedes Mill took of us making music. AND, we evidently made a good impression, because we’re being invited back for a return gig. Keep your eyes peeled for dates!