For your listening pleasure…The Chevin – Champion.
Happy Friday Everyone. Have a great weekend.
This weeks beats are by The Neighbourhood…
Last night, we headed over to the Wellmont Theatre, in Montclair, to catch a sold out show of Ray Lamontagne.
We’ve all been real big fans of Ray for a long time now, but have never able to catch a show because of consistently bad timing. We were not only amped for this show but felt honored to be able to share such an intimate venue space, like the Wellmont, with such a massive, raw talent.
There was no opening act, just a simple setup. Ray, himself, doesn’t need an introduction. (I mean, the guy single-handedly sells out venues within hours…) We came for one reason, and one reason alone…the man himself. (Yes, we’re fawning a bit, sue us!)
“Solo acoustic evening” that it was, Ray just played his songs and told his stories, accompanied only by his jack-of-all-
trades instruments, Zack Hickman on bass, organ, ukelele, and whatever else the song called for. (In short, he’s a humble guy, born and raised in Maine…with over a million dollars in the bank and spending a majority of his time in his home without running water…that he built himself!) He’s a prime example of living the simple life and doing only what he loves.
Having been to dozens of concerts/shows, we weren’t sure how tough it would be to rank this one against the rest. Once the show ended, it wasn’t a difficult conclusion to draw: This was easily one of the best live performances we had ever witnessed. (And to think, he didn’t need anything more than a few spotlights and his own talent…no light show, no lasers, no smoke…just his voice and his guitar.)
To avoid (or stop, depending on how you read this article) sounding like a teenage girl fawning over Bieber, we’ll give Ray some much due respect and simply say this: That was one hell of a show. Well played, sir.
This weeks jam is “Hold On” by Alabama Shakes.
We’re going to implement a little thing where each Friday, we choose our favorite song of the week. This week goes to a great song called “Change” by Churchill. Give it a listen.
Happy Friday everyone.
So as most of you reading this may know, Hurricane Sandy decided to visit us ont he East Coast and show us what she was made of. We, along with many others got impacted by the storm and JUST got power back at 7:15am this morning after 8 1/2 days in the dark. Fortunately our homes and offices weren’t damaged by Sandy, just given a temporary inconvenience. We feel very lucky and have great sympathy for those who suffered much greater losses including homes and loved ones. Below is just a few photos to show what Sandy has done to parts of New Jersey, our home.
It was great to see people come together, but what a shame it takes the worst situations to bring out the best in others. New Jersey will soon be new again. Rebuild & Restore.