Brewski Salmineo – Bruce Salmon, Michelle Alany and Amanda Kitchens put on one of the best shows I’ve ever witnessed at the Starlight Theatre last night.
Bouncing effortlessly from Hungarian to French to intricate instrumentals in odd time changes to songs from Bruce’s new CD, they left the audience – including pretty much every musician in town – slack jawed and stunned.
And that is not hyperbole. Frank Myer, Trevor Reichman, Chase Peeler, Jeff Haislip and I kept looking at each other and laughing- not really believing what we’d just seen and heard.
Hearing musicians of this calibre perform and laugh and joke while performing reminded me of why I picked up the guitar in the first place.
It was obvious that Bruce, Michelle and Amanda enjoy playing together, and watching them crack jokes while playing licks that would leave a sane musician just shaking his head…
After the show there were just a few regulars at the bar, and a table full of musicians hanging out… and Bruce, Amanda and Michelle decided to jam at the table. Just for fun. And played until closing time.
Call me a liar. Come see for yourself.
This is a one-time opportunity. After this weekend, Bruce goes on an extended solo tour/adventure, and Michelle and Amanda go back to their individual careers.
Brewski Salmineo will be at the Thirsty Goat in Lajitas tonight and tomorrow night. We’ll all be at the Goatstock Festival on Saturday and Voices From Both Sides Celebration on Sunday, but in the evenings, I’ll be in the Thirsty Goat seeing if they can do it again.