Now Playing at McGurk’s March 21st – March 25th
While the Falling Fences album is a gem from start to finish, the opening cut, “Shot to the Devil,” is likely to attract the most attention. That’s because there really aren’t that many 7-minute acoustic folk-based songs with this much attention to melodic and lyrical detail which don’t stretch out time via jam-band improvisation. As always, the music is focused and precisely crafted. Opening with a pace suitable for a jig, the song slows down twice to a dirge pace, before shifting into an entirely different melody on the back end. The devil is fought and a girl is lost across time and space (and two songs later, is recalled again as we learn the ship and the girl have the same name). And the band smokes hard along the way.
SUNDAYS AT MCGURK’S – Falling Fences (More Info)
MONDAYS AT MCGURK’S – Keepin’ IT REEL (More Info)
Upcoming at McGurk’s
March 28th – April 29th The Irish Brigade
May 2nd – May 13th The Bronx Boys