Monday, June 29, 2015

Once again, the MSAF rocked

I AM VERY proud of our local musicians who played Saturday and Sunday at the 12th annual MidSummer Arts Faire. We got tons of compliments from the artists, vendors and attenders.

I thought Seven Days Fuller - Jackie, Patrick and Jimmy - were phenomenal Saturday. They played a stripped down acoustic set and their vocal harmonies were glorious. People walking by stopped cold and their jaws dropped when Jimmy hit those high notes. They are my favorite band in Quincy and I hope they keep playing together.

Special props to Zeke Cernea. He played at the MSAF two years ago right after his band put together a CD, and most of his set got rained out. Sure enough, he showed up Sunday morning and it was pouring. But right around 11 a.m. it started to let up, so we decided to bleep the rain and play anyway, and he was tremendous.

Click Here to see the musicians at the Midsummer Arts Faire 2015
Sorry we didn't get a few.
Drum Circle

For me, the best part is giving some of our lesser-known acts a chance to play in front of people. It was great to get David "Big Daddy" Griffin to dust off his daughter's guitar and play once again. Devonte Clark is a wondrous talent with killer original songs. The Quincy Drum Circle was a huge hit and you can't have a MSAF without the Ragtag Irish Clan jigging it up.

I enjoyed playing with Cori Lyssy Sunday. And I loved hearing Noah McNally playing his Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dillon songs - what's a young guy like Noah doing, playing all these timeless classics? I hope I didn't scare him
when jamming to a Pink Floyd song at the end of his set. Hats off to the father-son duo of Todd and Nick Boyer for sneaking in their set just before the rain hit Sunday afternoon.

Thank you to Maggie Strong, Kayla Obert, Travis Brown and everybody else connected with MSAF. It's one of the best-run events we offer in the Q-town and here is to another 12 years (at least) in Washington Park.

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