@autumnscannon and @philipsayce at @mavericksbar

I am not a fan of winter so it takes a special event to motivate me out of the comfort of my home – especially if it’s being held in a bar which means it’s going to be a late night out.  Friday night was one of those special events and will likely be the last concert I see until February next year (Shenkman and NAC have some good acts lined up for Feb/March next year).

The opening act of the evening was Autumn’s Cannon – a local band who won the live 88.5 Big Money Shot in 2010 and a band I’ve been following for the past 3 years.  I am a fan of rock guitar bands, and with 4 guitars and a drummer, these guys deliver.  Not only that, they showcased some new materiel that I had not heard before.  I was very glad to see them once again and look for to more concerts in the coming year.

Next up was Philip Sayce, who was the reason I was motivated out of the comfort of my home.  I’ve been a fan of his since I saw him at Bluesfest in 2009. He is a master at playing Blues/Rock guitar and amazes me every time I see him.  I was hooked when I saw him in 2009, I was thrilled when he returned to Bluesfest this year (I had missed his show at The Rainbow earlier this year and was not going to miss another one) and Friday’s show was a real treat.  Just Philip playing guitar and Joel playing bass and I was right new the front to see the show up close. Just watching him play is memorizing as his hands dance over the guitar.  By the end of it, I was in pure bliss and was grinning from ear to ear.  Amazing.  He’s promised to return soon with his full band and I sure hope that’s true because it will be a show I would love to see.

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