“…The family band are returning to their roots by recapturing their original communal spirit and regional influences….”
“…Isbell’s prowess on the guitar, backed by a tight band, had fans slow dancing…”
In a rare suitable for work moment, Urban Dictionary defines ‘pollywog’ as a boy growing up without a father. Another definition, stemming from the Middle English ‘polliwog’ meaning tadpole, has a pollywog as a young sailor crossing the Equator for the first time. Telling, then, that the first song on Sturgill Simpson’s A Sailor’s Guide…
I can’t say I was familiar with Amanda Shires when I went to this show. I was kindly given a free ticket and since it was at the venue where I saw Matt The Electrician and Shovels & Rope, it seemed worth a try. Well worth it.