What better way to kick off March break than with a trip to the Black Sheep Inn? Tonight it was Po' Girl hitting the stage again with some help here and there from JT Nero from Chicago. The end result was more than adequate, in fact it was verging on spiritual.
Po' Girl is in the middle of their No Shame Tour that will see them on stages in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. The night before they were in my hometown Peterborough where they apparently impressed and enticed some of the fans to actually hop in the car and check out this evening's show in Wakefield. The start of a dedicated fanbase maybe? Call them Po'Heads?
Po' Girl are multiple instrumentalists. There was rarely a break between songs where the members weren't switching the tools of their trade. Banjo, slide guitar, electric bass, clarinet, accordion, wash bucket bass, glockenspiel, piano, and even bicycle bells (which sound surprisingly musical when left in the hands of these girls). Very impressive. What I love the most is the way they make these changes without pointing out the obvious to the fans like so many other bands often do. Well done.
Great music, good friends, and a round or two of micro-brewed beer. Cheers guys now bring on St. Patty's Day!!
Check out the last time I caught Po' Girl at the Black Sheep back in October 2008.