I have a bad habit of showing up late to concerts and missing an opening act that I later discover I like as much as the group I’m going to see. That happened to me last month when I went to go see The Barr Brothers and showed up after Leif Vollebekk’s set. I wake up in the middle of the night haunted by my mistake these days. Leif, hailing from Montreal, does the singer-songwriter gig as well anyone out there right now, blending Americana sounds with a Canadian sensibility.
I put on Lou Reed’s Berlin
I had a friend once that asked me..”Who needs Berlin?”
“Well”, I said, “I guess it depends on the state that you’re in.”
And here’s a cover of The Killers