Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Price of Dirt, The Swamp Gospel, This is a Train Wreck, Water Landing at the Double Down, Saturday Nov 11, 2017

Although the Swamp Gospel were added to a fun show at the Huntridge at the last minute a couple of weeks ago, we hadn't had a "proper" show for a good 6 months of so. Our pals Water Landing asked us to join them for this Saturday night show, and we happily obliged.

Opening the night was an acoustic duo made up of Eric from Water Landing and his cousin, with Eric on mandolin and cuz on guitar. Well done folk-y songs with good vocals and harmonies and mandolin leads. They even got some of the early crew dancin'! Not the usual fare for the Double Down, but a nice start.

The Swamp Gospel appeared before a fairly small congregation - apparently our hiatus did not increase our audience! - but put our all into our soul-savin' sanctifyin' and seemingly added a few folks to the fold.

(Above photos by Nikki Ruffling)

(Above photos by Ron Hudy)

This is a Train Wreck came out from Sherman Oaks, Ca to serenade the Double Down with their own brand of melodic punk rock. Plenty of energy, lots of vocals and nice guys, too!

It's been a while since i've caught a Water Landing show and they were in super form this evening, with singer/guitarist Eric taking over the club and rarely sitting still, while Ron, Jules and Daniel held down the fort. Although Eric is the main lead singer, everyone had a chance to sing a number and they closed their set of new-wavey r'n'r with covers of "Wooly Bully" and the Violent Femmes "Blister in the Sun"! Fun times!

Thanks to Water Landing and the Double Down for hosting the event and to everyone who came out!