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.