Many thanks to everyone who came out to the show at Nightlight on Saturday. It was one for the books. Special thanks to the Nightlight staff, our brothers at All Day Records, and especially all the musicians, particularly those that traveled from afar to grace the stage and conjure what for these Bachelors stand as the finest ever live versions of the songs from the Hiss Golden Messenger catalog. Those who stuck around until the bitter end deserve special recognition for tearing up the dancefloor to the sounds of DJ Mental Feelings and the PoB Soundsystem. The Bobby Charles Brunch Jam presented the perfect hangover cure: “Street People,” “Small Town Talk,” and “Tennessee Blues” sounded sublimely shambling in the Sunday sun.
HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER: M.C. Taylor (vocals, guitar); Scott Hirsch (bass); Terry Lonergan (drums and effects); Nathan Bowles (banjo and percussion); William Tyler (guitar); Zeke Graves (synths, keys, dubs); and Crowmeat Bob (saxophones)
WILLIAM TYLER (guitar and David Allan Coe stories)
DJ MENTAL FEELINGS (records, vibes)
M.C. Taylor and Scott Hirsch will soon begin editing the various recordings of the above performances as well as some rehearsal tapes recorded in the days prior to the concert. We’ll be sure to alert you when that set is available for listening and purchase.We hope that this stellar incarnation of Hiss Golden Messenger gathers again soon…
In the meantime, pick up your copy of Poor Moon here before they’re gone for good.
(Photos by the Bachelors, Constance Mensh, and Laura King.)