Sometimes things go as planned and expected. Sometimes you are surprised. Every once and while you get all of the above.
The Arty LaVigne Band knocked off the dust and hit the stage for the first time this year, at Halvorson’s Upstreet Cafe, as part of their Courtyard Music Series. Coming back after a gigging hiatus is always an interesting transition. The performance was not without it’s flaws but the audience response to the forthcoming album’s material and the band’s sound in general was a pleasant and encouraging surprise. The audience support (both visual and verbal) was greatly appreciated. We also helped raise funds for the Vermont Language Justice Project, so all in all, a good night. Plus, I now know I can change guitars mid-song, while singing and not mess up the lyrics.
Band buddy Tim’s impressions of the gig (and more photos) can be seen here.