It’s been a while since I’ve seen any local bands that I didn’t already know … or at least local bands who weren’t composed of people I knew from other bands with new projects. So last night’s Oktoberfest in Saxapahaw was a lovely change, because I got to see a couple of well-respected country acts who I’d never seen before, Sarah Shook & the Devil and Gasoline Stove. Both put on great, up-tempo sets, and Sarah Shook won my heart forever with a killer cover of Hank’s “You’re Gonna Change (Or I’m Gonna Leave)”. It was a beautiful day, I got to test run the first roll of film in my new Pentax K1000, catch up with some people I hadn’t seen in a while, meet some new folks, eat some good food, and listen to some rockin’ country music.
Thumbs up, Saturday. Full set here.