debs: (All that love all those mistakes [JR])
So it turns out that I am old now and had to leave the Shawn Mullins/Dar Williams show before Dar even came onstage. Shawn played an unexpected hour and a half, and by that time it was 9:30 and I had a two hour drive (that only took me an hour and fifteen minutes...oops) and I have to be up tomorrow at 6. Blah. On the upside, Shawn was amazing. I've never seen him live before, and I love solo acoustic gigs more than almost anything.

Shawn Mullins is one of the reasons I have no patience for Jason Manns. That's probably not enough of an introduction, but really, if you don't know Shawn by now I can't help you. ;) He had that "monster hit" back in '98, but almost all of his music is better than "Lullaby" (which I still love, stfu). He opened tonight with probably my favorite from Soul's Core, "Twin Rocks, Oregon." I listened to this song so often at one point in my life that my father commented on it (which is a big deal in our house).

"Twin Rocks, Oregon" by Shawn Mullins


The biggest crowd pleaser (and one of my favorite tracks from 9th Ward Pickin' Blues) was his murder ballad, "Cold Black Heart."

"Cold Black Heart" by Shawn Mullins


Sad I didn't get to see Dar, happy to be in bed at a reasonable hour.

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