Monday, October 20, 2008

Crooked Fingers in Denver



Eric Bachmann has reconstituted his stunning band Crooked Fingers, after releasing a solo album a year or two ago. On Sunday night, Crooked Fingers played the Bluebird in Denver, where I captured the newer version of the band playing "Crowned in Chrome" (above), "Devil's Train", and "Bad Man Coming." (I would recommend choosing the "Watch in high quality" option.) My Flip camera unfortunately insisted its memory was full, even though there was 15 minutes left, so I missed superb acapella duos of Elin Palmer (violin) and Miranda Brown (guitar) singing "Man O'War" and "Luisa's Bones." The band's version of "Let's Not Pretend to be New Men" was also stunning. Oh well, hope you enjoy what's here.

I should mention the marvelous new Denver band, Dust on the Breakers, that opened for CF, a sample video is here. This was only their second time playing live! Wonderful performances by all.

7 comments:

Ruth said...

Oh, I don't think your comments were enabled earlier this morning.

I really really like it when women play a fiddle like this. There's something so appealing about it, different than a man playing, although I really like that too.

Nice job with that famous flip camera.

Loring Wirbel said...

It's now become almost de rigeur (sp?) for an indie band to have a woman violinist - Flobots, etc.

Ruth said...

Teach on, McDuff.

Ruth said...

This is odd. If I come to your blog, there is no link to comments at this post. If I click on the post title, then there are comments and a link to leaving a comment.

Loring Wirbel said...

Hmm, I can see a comment link on the general page, how weird!

Ruth said...

Now I can too. Couldn't at home this morning. I dunno.

Susan said...

wow! wish i had been with you to see them! hope you are coming out in time to see jucifer in chattanooga with me. can't wait to be with you. cell has audio out now...please call me and let me know when you are going to be arriving! miss you, baby! xoxoxoxxx susan