Matt Pond PA, that longstanding band from Philadelphia (formed in 1998—ancient by today's standards), is relevant for two reasons. For starters, they're releasing their eighth full-length album, The Dark Leaves, on April 13. And, more important for us, they'll be playing a show at Mojo's on May 15.
The new album opens, appropriately enough, with a track called "Starting":
"Starting" by Matt Pond PA
Download "Starting" [mp3]
But what's going on this weekend?
Kel Green and Friends return to the Rocheport General Store Friday night, as this Facebook invite reads:
So pleased to invite all of you back to beautiful and historic downtown Rocheport, MO, for another eclectic serving of American music performed by singer/songwriter Kel Green. Mr. Paul Zullo will once again be accompanying master of all things resonator.The music starts at 8:00.
Spring fever abounds. Perhaps it’s time to take your partner to one of Rocheport's many Bed and Breakfasts?
Make Spring an event! It’s certain I’ll be crooning out a love song or two to help the romantically challenged :)
John and Dean will be on hand serving up all your libation and food needs, including their famous open-faced brisket and chili. I hear the apple pie is better than Moms. ( No, Mom I haven’t tried it)
Hope to see you all there!
Also, Boonville's Big Muddy Folk Festival is a short drive away. My brother and his wife are taking their chairs to Thespian Hall on Friday night to catch Lil' Rev, Cathy Barton and Dave Para, Kate Power and Steve Einhorn, and Rory Block. The website says there's an old-time dance after the concert in Turner Hall. And Saturday's schedule calls for more music, weaving, music workshops, and barbecue.
Best of all, the weather report looks promising. I'll be checking out the farmer's market Saturday morning post-run and buying too much bread. Greens... schmeens. Give me bread and pasta.
Have a great spring weekend.