Part-way through the show Sarah noted, “We haven’t done this for a while but we’re going to do this – if you’re a Beatles fan, don’t get mad.” They launched into “Oh Darling Please Believe Me” - the crowd definitely didn’t get mad and most were on their feet by song’s end.
Doing a concert at the CASO station would appear to be a happy novelty for musicians. Sarah introduced “Down and Dirty” with “Let’s do down and dirty at the railway station tonight!” After performing several numbers with her very talented band, she sang a few songs solo, at a slower pace, then asked permission to “rock it up now” to finish the show. She thanked opening act Jason Mercer, Bob the sound guy and organizer “Mark whose last name starts with G”.
Mark Girdauskas is co-organizer of the show and should be congratulated on bringing high-quality, interesting music to St. Thomas for this series. “Thursday night rocking in St. Thomas” does indeed feel good.
Upcoming are Jim Nestor: Pocket Rockets (July 26th), Robbie Antone (August 9th), and The McCartney Years (September 6th). Visit www.canadasouthernconcertseries.com for more info.
Note: Relish Elgin interviewed Robbie Antone in the 2012 March/April edition. His stellar blues vocals, amazing harmonica playing, and stage presence are not to be missed!