So it has been a pleasantly relaxing day which included watching a few things on the DVR (Orphan Black, Tomorrow People, and Once Upon a Time) and dinner at the American Tap Room location in Rockville Town Center. And opening a couple of prezzies, of course. (Boooooks!)
The Nields/Kennedys concert on Friday and the Keelaghan concert on Saturday both were good. The Nields included "This Town Is Wrong" in their set, which was the one song I was really hoping they'd do. Most of the Kennedys set was newer material I didn't recognize (it having been a while since we saw them), but was still good. The two duos teamed up at the end for the Nields' "Easy People" and the Kennedys' "Stand".
Keelaghan is in the middle of celebrating 25 years of making music. His newest CD is a retrospective that comes with a DVD of stories about/behind the 18 songs selected. His fingers seems to have recovered from the nerve issues he was having a few years ago and he's back to his usual intricate runs and transitions. Songs played included "Hillcrest Mine", "Cold Missouri Water", "Mirabeau Bridge", and "Number 37".
Despite the crappy weather, we actually got a decent turnout for the housefilk on Sunday, including mrgoodwraith, aurelia_star, and katrinb and thelongshot. Team Zeve-Andrews (who also ventured into the wilds of Mount Vernon for the Keelaghan show) turned up as most folks were leaving to beat the freezing rain (and just after we'd demolished a pair of pizzas), but hung around for a good chat. I believe a fun time was had for all.
Hope everyone had a good weekend and wasn't too inconvenienced by the snow!