The Steep Canyon Rangers (SCR) were in town last night. As you know, they are far and away my favorite band, so I gathered eight good friends, made dinner reservations next door, and had a grand time enjoying the concert at The Sinclair in Cambridge.
What made it even more fun is that I ran into Woody Platt and Mike Guggino (two members of the group) outside the venue earlier in the evening, and we reminisced about the gig they did for my 70th birthday party two years ago. I’ve been an avid fan of SCR since we first heard them give a concert in our town high school auditorium 12 years ago, and I never miss a performance if they are anywhere in the area and I am not otherwise committed. The show they did last night was the best one yet.
Another band opened for them last night, Joy Kills Sorrow. A Boston-based group and friends of the Steep Canyon Rangers, they feature a superb lead vocalist, Emma Beaton, and four other artists, all of whom are very good. Normally, I don’t pay much attention to the preceding acts, but they were well worth it.
Here are some of the highlights from the main event.
And a short video clip: