I love seeing shows at Club Passim. One thing, it’s smoke free. My eyeballs really appreciate the absense of smoke. It’s also fun to be at a venue that’s been around since the 50s (at this particular location since the 60s) where all sorts of people got their start including Joan Baez. Meghan Toohey (pop/rock singer songwriter) from The So & So’s performed a special show last night accompanied by her new band’s bass player. (I wish I could remember his name. Their website isn’t up beyond the homepage.) I was expecting an acoustic solo show but apparently she doesn’t like to do solo shows and her acoustic guitar is not in good shape. She brought a sampler to add drums to most of the songs. At times the added drums seemed to overpower a few of the songs; but overall, it was a great show and unique for the venue. I bought the band’s new EP when they performed at Boston’s First Night but they won’t have additional CDs for sale until they get more money for printing. Maybe a patron program, similiar to what Jane Siberry uses to help fund her independent albums, could help them out. They deserve to be heard!
The So & So’s have several shows coming up including a performance at another favorite club, The Lizard Lounge, on Friday, April 11th.