Last night, Meghan Coffee and Edwin McCain were in town, and Asheville was out in full force! It partially makes up for poor turnout at Ari Hest (kind of, but not fully makes up for it…see earlier blog about that!)
Kenny and I met up with Cathy, Margi, and others at Mamacita’s for dinner. It’s become routine (and we thought of Jules often since she couldn’t make it to the show!) We headed over to the Orange Peel after dinner, to wait…wait for will-call to open, and wait for the doors to open. It’s imperative that we have a good place in the Orange Peel, especially for Edwin! (During this wait, Tara joined us – yay!!)
Meghan opened the show around 9. Her show is so different when she has a band, and I bet it would be even better with her drummer (but she did mention that she couldn’t fit him in the car…ah, the life of a travelling musician!) About midway through her set, she mentioned the Asheville Citizen-Times and how they interviewed her. She went on to say that Jaime interviewed her, and my small group of friends pointed out to her that I was pretty close to her next to the stage – we officially met at that point, and it was pretty humorous 🙂 I can’t wait for Meghan’s new cd to come out. I was fortunate to hear some of the new tracks and I’m anxious now! You can hear the new songs too, if you check out the podcast (www.citizen-times.com/podcasts).
And, then Edwin came out….Someone immediately commented on his bare feet, and he told a short story about having to wear shoes, which means you have to wear socks, which in turn get pretty gross, which then end up on the bus, and the guys don’t like that. And, then he just said he’s kind of lazy. No worries, Edwin. I’m lazy too.
The setlist is as follows:
Gramercy Park Hotel
Could Not Ask for More
Lost In America
Sign on the Door
Welcome to Struggleville
I’ve Seen a Love
I’m sad that once again, Alive was not played…but I digress. The show was phenomenal. I was a little nervous – I mean, two new band members, at the beginning of this leg of the tour? I’ve seen other people sub in for band members and it wasn’t the same. Well, I was impressed. The drummer – Tromelle – was fabulous. I hope they keep him around for a long time. The bass player – Manny – I’ve seen him before, and he impressed me last night…at least on stage. He got a little too touchy/feely (with a lot more touching and a lot more feeling) when he was not on stage. But, on stage, he was pretty good. He didn’t stay in one place for very long, and he looked like he was having fun.
After the show, I hung out with Tara and Kenny – Tara hadn’t met Edwin before. Our goal was to introduce her to him…and we finally did, and we have some of the best photos to prove it 🙂 Click here for all of the photos!