Monday, May 14, 2018

The Unwieldies, Melanie and the Midnite Marauders at the Huntridge Tavern, Saturday May 12, 2018

The Unwieldies are celebrating the release of their third release, No Secrets Here, and Melanie and the Midnite Marauders were honored to be asked to open their release show at one of our favorite watering holes, the Huntridge Tavern. Despite some initial technical issues, we had a great time singin'n'swingin' our songs of unrequited love'n'drinkin'! 

(MMM photo by woman-about-town, Nikki Ruffling)

The Unwieldies never fail to deliver a fine, fun, and professional set of their own brand of singer-songwriter/folk/Americana/whatever-the-heck-ya-wanna-call-it. Superior playing all around - Jack on violin, Richard on dobro, Rob on stand-up and Dani on guitar - and Dani's voice is sweet'n'pure'n' powerful and Rob provides a nice counterpoint with his edgier vocals. They went through songs from all of their records along with their own interpretations of tunes like Cohen's "Everybody Knows", Costello's "Veronica", Michael Jackson's "Billy Jean" (!), U2's "Still Haven't Found" and even Roxy Music's "More Than This"! Eclectic tastes indeed from this quartet! They were joined by a friend on banjo (I believe this was Eric, who played on the new record) for a couple of tunes, as well. Always a pleasure - see them whenever ya can and pick up their CD's!