On Friday Greg and I went to see Two Hours Traffic and Rich Aucoin (and another band I can't remember). I had heard OF Rich Aucoin, but I hadn't actually heard his music. It was a nuts-o show, the photo doesn't really capture it - but you can see the screen, that's where various forms of the Grinch Who Stole Christmas and things we are to chant:
There were also many glowsticks and even one of those parachutes we played with in gym class. Definitely a memorable show.
I think this clip sums up the type of man Rich Aucoin is:
And here's another to give you a better idea of his music:
Given that this was my first exposure to Rich Aucoin, he wasn't the main event for me!
That was Two Hours Traffic, who put on a great show. It was a pretty big change of pace from Rich Aucoin but this time I could sing along!
And to be fair, here are a few tunes by Two Hours Traffic:
And you know you've made it when you are on Q and Jian Ghomeshi gives you a nice long intro:
PS. I love that last song!
On Saturday we took in the last little bit of the Grass Mountain Hobos set at a pub in the Tannery. They were a hand-clapping, foot-stomping good time.
Later that day we went to see Gordie Johnson and Kelly Hoppe:
|Kelly Hoppe & Gordie Johnson (right)|
Well done Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, I will be back if I can be!