Last night’s show began for me as an excuse to check out Club Passim, and do something with my younger brother Ezra, who was in visiting from Baltimore. So I emailed Seth Glier and Liz Longley, asking if I could get on the guest list and write a review of the show. I figured that at least I’d have something to do with my brother, and I’d give these guys some free publicity on the blog.
Maybe I’m just a sucker for live music. Maybe it’s because I’ve been on something of a folk-rock music bender lately; only listening to Iron & Wine and The Decemberists for the past few days. Maybe it’s because it was the first time Ezra and I have really hung out one on one since Gilad died. Whatever the reason, last night’s show really spoke to me. Packed into Club Passim’s tiny room with about 100 other people, I watched two musicians perform their beautiful music with unbridled emotion and a clear passion for what they were doing. Continue reading