Home town musician Devon Allman played blues, rock and soul guitar for a sold-out crowd at the Gramophone on Saturday.
I slipped into the Gramophone shortly after opener Leif Vollebekk, an acoustic troubadour from Montreal, took to the stage. As the crowd chattered and clinked their glasses, Vollebekk stood alone with a grateful grin on his face, projecting silken, Dylan-esque fingerpicking and vocals toward the Gramophone's bar wall.
Once upon a time, Bruce Willis' famous line in "Die Hard" was changed for a TV broadcast to "Yippee ki yay, mother falcon!" Somewhere in the creative wilds of Austin, Texas a group of musicians adopted this inventive TV edit as its name and Mother Falcon was born.
Soulful ear candy floated through the air in the Grove on Friday night, provided courtesy of Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics.
Blues and rock collided in the best way possible Saturday night, April 13, at the Gramophone.
The greatest foe of the musicians who played Tuesday night at the Gramophone was the slew of libations administered by the bartenders.