Tuesday, March 04, 2008

The Balls Rocks Ann Arbor

Of the three times I've seen him, Tom Russell's concert at The Ark last night may have been the best one yet. He played for nearly two hours, accompanied by his guitarist/mandolinist Michael Martin, to a sadly not-even-half-full ampitheatre. But those of us who were there -- members of a secret, ultra-cool club -- made up for the rest of the world's lack of wisdom and taste by giving him a howling reception. My girlfriend, who never heard of him (like most of the world), became an immediate fan and bought a new CD of his. (Well, new CD of an old concert from 20 years ago.) And I bought this:

Blood of the Gods

Tom Russell also paints stuff. This will get a nice frame and hang by a certain home bar soon.