Bonnie Whitmore, Craig Carter, Fireman’s Ball 2014

Last night, Bonnie Whitmore played the Starlight Theatre.  Later, Craig Carter and the Spur of the Moment Band played the Fireman’s ball at the Boathouse.

I’ve been watching and listening to Bonnie for… a decade?  Her folks, Alex and Marti, started both of their girls out young- singing and playing and writing songs.  It worked.

When you go to Bonnie’s website, you’ll note that she’s getting a LOT of radio airplay. Listening to her perform her songs, it’s easy to see why.

Last night’s show was a sort of homecoming.  Bonnie played and talked about how her parents influenced and taught her.  Then Alex and Marti joined her on stage.

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Bonnie at the Starlight

bonnie whitmore at the starlight in terlingua with her parents
Bonnie, Marti, and Alex
bonnie whitmore at the starlight in terlingua
Bonnie
bonnie  and alex whitmore at the starlight in terlingua
Bonnie with Alex on kazoo
bonnie and marti whitmore at the starlight in terlingua

Bonnie and Marti

A short walk down the hill, Craig Carter and the Spur of the Moment Band were playing the Fireman’s ball benefit at the boathouse.

Craig’s band is the perfect country cover band.  They play the country standards and radio fodder that we grew up listening and dancing to and they’ve been doing it for decades.

Craig has a believable country voice and the band is tight- they’ve played these songs since their teens, I suspect.  God knows I have.  The guitar player was a chameleon, and a joy to hear.  The bass and drums were solid- you could tell by the dance floor which stayed packed.

Craig Carter at the boathouse in terlingua

Craig Carter
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Craig Carter
dancing to Craig Carter at the boathouse in terlingua

We be dancing.

 

 

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