Yesterday's In Store at Basement Discs featured the young country rock five piece ensemble of Downhills Home. They were new to me but were pretty impressive as a live act.
Downhills Home are Sean McMahon (guitar, vocals & dobro), Michael Hubbard (lead vocals & guitar), Tim McCormack (bass), Brendan McMahon (keyboard & piano) and Josh Duiker (drums). Together they produce a tight and feel-good sound, reminiscent of the music of the late 60s early 70s. Their home penned songs are winning and well written.
As usual it was a welcome respite on a chill Melbourne day, to hear good live music in the lunch hour.
With only two more days to wait until the Ryan Adams concert, I'm getting pretty excited and also, because Ryan Adams is such a capricious artist, slightly apprehensive as to what we are in store for at the concert.
I've been reading the reactions to his two shows this week in New Zealand. The first show was apparently very good and lasted for two hours, whereas in the second, Ryan appeared to be in a bad mood, owing no doubt to an audience that was less than respectful, so was curtailed.
However, Melbourne audiences are generally very good and appreciative, so it will, hopefully, be a night of good vibes and music. Can't wait. Any show of Ryan Adams is worth seeing and his band, the Cardinals, are excellent.