Last night we had such an awesome night in Gruene, a little town just north of San Antonio. We had tickets to see one of our favorite singers, Patty Griffin, play at the oldest dancehall in Texas! It was so good. She has such an incredible voice especially considering that she's a slip of a girl.
We had dinner before the show at the Gristmill, and enjoyed sitting outside and feeling the warm spring breeze. I had fall off the bone perfect baby back ribs with sticky BBQ sauce and Josie tucked into a burger with handcut fries. We could say we had dinner with Patty since she was sitting just behind us, but I'd talked myself out of believing it was her! hehe
We were lucky enough to make friends with some wonderful people, and they immediately scooted down on one of the picnic like table benches to allow the preggersaurus and me a seat. We were near the back behind the sound-desk, but could see well and the sound was fabulous. You could hear every word she sung. The new band were pretty awesome too, and I think it was only the second gig they'd all played together. Tuesday seemed to enjoy it, probably the loudest continuous noise he's heard except maybe for the breaking surf.
If you want to get a sense of the gig, someone has already been kind enough to upload a lot of it to youtube. "Top of the world" was one of my favorites, although she did belt out a couple of others that had me in tears! Nothing from "Living with ghosts" but that was my only disappointment. You can watch "top of the world" from last night's gig below, and even though the sound quality isn't great you should get the idea of just how amazing she was! (actually I switched vids because there was a bug with top of the world...this one had us all in tears!)
4 months ago