Show Reviews

    Ghost Light January 2020

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    So we put out a call to our readers to think about submitting a review of a show that they saw a while ago, a show that is still in their head. Reader Sue Moran sent us this, her first submission:

    We saw Ghost Light in Concord NH at the Bank Of NH Stage that opened last June. What a fabulous venue with state of the art sound and lighting. The $1,000,000 on stage projection screen is amazing and fun to watch.

    We have seen JRAD (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead) many times and have loved Tom Hamilton with American Babies and his other bands but this grouping with Holly Bowling, keys/vocals-Raina Mullen, guitar/vocals/song writing-Scotty Zwang, drums-Dan Africano, bass is killing it.

       Taped by J. Cable.

    Tom Hamilton’s guitar provides endless rifts that send you where you want to be with back up vocals and guitar by Raina Mullen -just magical. I love Little Feat and Bill Payne’s key work but Holly Bowling may be my new favorite with amazing extended jams that appear effortless. Teases of Allman Brothers and the Dead are prevalent though out Ghost Light’s song selections.

    The Bank of New Hampshire Stage is a renovated old movie theater in Concord that was gutted so the main hall is open two stories for GA with retractable seats for audiences as much as five hundred people capacity. Upstairs the balcony with assigned seating and a full bar is a change of scenery, and they have snacks and sandwiches. The main hall has a small stage and plenty of easy moving space in this well designed theater turned concert hall.

    While we are sorry that we can’t get together for a while with our live music friends we hope the memories of past shows and reliving shows through the efforts of our wonderful and dedicated tapers will see you through these tough times.

    From the video channel of Ira Heller

    Set 1:
    Black Star (Radiohead cover) (>) An Epic Battle Between Light and Dark
    (American Babies cover) (>)
    Swimming at Night (American Babies cover) (> ‘An Epic Battle Between Light and Dark’ reprise >)
    Isosceles (> ‘An Epic Battle Between Light and Dark’ reprise)

    Set 2:
    Boy (Brothers Past cover) (>)
    Living on a Thin Line (The Kinks cover) (>)
    Keep Your Hands to Yourself (>)
    They Sing “Old Time Religion” (American Babies cover) (>)
    Lead Weight (>) Weight of the World (American Babies cover) (> ‘Lead Weight’ reprise)

    Encore:
    Winter War Games (American Babies cover) (> ‘Keep Your Hands to Yourself’ reprise > ‘Winter War Games’ reprise)
    Note: New Hampshire Debut; Boy and ‘Set 2’s’ Keep Your Hands to Yourself both contained Isosceles teases

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