Pokey Lafarge and the South City Three hail from St. Lous and brought their Americana, old-timey selves to the perfect venue. Krissie's Nate had even recommended him to me a while back and I missed him when he was in town last. My friends and I wonder how old he was as he seemed really in the wrong century. Turns out, he's 27, younger than me. I wonder if he talks old-timey all the time?
Pokey Lafarge and the South City Three
Next was JEFF the Brotherhood. A local rock duo has gotten a lot of good press lately. Despite the good press, this was not my cup of tea. I am sure the people who love this band, can't stand some of the music I like, so it all works out. I asked one of my friends what they would be doing if he ever listened to JEFF the Brotherhood and he couldn't decided on anything. I didn't have an answer either.
JEFF the Brotherhood
It was clear that most of the crowd was here to see The Raconteurs. I have never seen a merch line as long as I did at this show. I am sure there was a limited edition poster and of course the hatch show print. The crowd was also pretty diverse. I love people watching at shows at the Ryman. There was even a lady who looked like my mom. She had, what I am pretty sure was the same old model Coach purse, when Coach didn't plaster their logo over everything, and the exact same jacket. The only difference was, I don't think my mom would ever go to a Raconteurs show. Also, the couple next to us was in their late 40's/early 50's and despite a shaky start they thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Now here is the part where I could tell you how much I loved x song or y song, but the truth is I don't know most of the song names, but I do know that I loved the show.
They opened with Consoler of the Lonely, which I actually do know the name of.
Jack White is one strange and talented man, but man is he intriguing. I've only managed to see him once in this town, well besides a few spottings at his record store, Third Man Records, but I don't really think that counts.
Maybe I will watch Cold Mountain tonight?