|Concert Review from the March 2-4 in Dearborn,
We drove six hours and finally got to the Dearborn
Free Methodist Church about an hour before the concert started. As
we walked in, we saw Mitch visiting with some people towards the front.
The front row was reserved, so we sat in the second next to a lady
Mitch came over and saw us and commented me on my article that I had given to him at the last show. Pretty soon, the show started with just Mitch and his guitar. Brad and Joe were visiting Brad's parents nearby. Mitch was sitting on a stool right in front of us. He opened for James Bryan Smith with four well fitting songs: Upside Down, Watch Over Me, Only Love Will, and ended, as usual, with Burning the Fields.
He then came and sat in front of us and we all
listened to Jim speak. After an hour or so of talking, Jim decided
to take a break, so we went out into the lobby for ten minutes.
The next morning, everybody was at the church
by 9a.m. Mitch once again played by himself, even though I saw Brad
and Joe in the back before it started. Mitch played four more
songs to open for Jim. The first one, New Mexico, he introduced as
After Mitch, Jim spoke again. One story
I remember him telling came from the time when Rich was living in his attic.
Jim was trying to group people together in small groupd for discussion
and Rich asked to be but in Mitch's group because he wanted to figure the
Jim took a short break for everyone to have
breakfast downstairs and when we were all through, Mitch was asked to play
another song. He told me and my dad and a friend that he was thinking
about playing She Asked Me How, but still wasn't sure. I mentioned
This show was great, but I was a little out of it. I think everybody was a little crazy, though. It was a fun night!! There are a few main things that stick out to me though. It was not a good night for the guitars! During the show, Mitch broke two strings and Brad broke one.
Mitch made a comment that
the night was going"sssmmmmoooooootttthhhhh". The broken strings
did make room for an extra song from Brad and another story from Mitch.
They also seem to be going back to the old concert format, without the
break in the middle.
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