The lovely @shovelsandrope at the @SaxonPub on 3/6/12.
The @impalerspeaks and I had way too much fun at this show. Especially for a school night. The Shovels & Rope set was a late night addition which found them taking the stage around 12:30 am. We were already ridiculously jazzed after a beautiful set from Gary and Luke Nicholson and Kevin and Dustin Welch. (See previous entry…) so by the time Michael and Cary Ann took the stage, we were positively giddy.
Now, I was super excited at this last minute addition to the tour schedule. I was visiting Austin for a series of job interviews, so having the opportunity to catch a set by one of my favorite bands before I left and the SXSW juggernaut hit town, was just an epic coincidence. The fact that I got to hear Boxcar, Who’s Gonna Raise These Babies? and Hollowpoint Blues at such a great venue in the wee hours of Tuesday night/Wednesday morning made it that much more of an adventure. Lord knows that it was worth giving up a full night’s sleep for such a great show. I’m just glad I didn’t have to get up for work the next morning like my friend, The Impaler. That man definitely has more stamina than I do. Major kudos to you my friend. Check out his write up of the show. As I’ve stated before, he’s much better at writing about such things than I am.