"I'm just a weird guy trying to make everybody happy," Ryan Adams proclaimed halfway through his set on Sunday night. A crowd had gathered near the front of the Peabody Opera House stage, and those trying to see the show from their seats seemed visibly (and in one case, physically) disgruntled. After some pushes and grumbles from the crowd, Adams stepped in.
Sunday night at the Firebird was a geeks dream come true.
Strictly speaking, Carolina Chocolate Drops aren’t simply an Americana band. They’re a bona fide history lesson.