Saturday I was up and ready to get to DC early. I had had a blast the night before at 8×10 but because of the long drive back to West Virginia I was not drinking there, I like my whiskey, so this night I had gotten a hotel room walking distance from Gypsy Sally’s in the heart of Georgetown. If you have not been I highly recommend you catch one of the many shows they host on almost a daily basis. This quaint venue sets the mood as soon as you get to the front door semi-hidden under the overpasses of DC to the spacious dance floor with dining tables raised up just behind. If you need a break from the music or the crowd you can jump to the other side of the bar and experience another vibe. With Dead memorabilia adorning all the walls and a VW bus to relax in while sipping your drink it’s like being in a completely different bar.
After a short stroll through one of the most beautiful parts of our nation’s capital I arrived at Gypsy Sally’s in time to get a small table upfront to store my equipment and jacket. The Brummy Brothers began their set just as I was finishing an awesome barbecue chicken pizza and a beer. As it was still dinner time for many, The Brummys opened up with a much more subdued and mellow tempo than the previous night with “Lives Collide” into “Cruisin”. A personal favorite of mine and all of our Jamily, can’t wait for JCXIV! For the next couple of songs Todd Baker from Cravin Dogs was invited to play a little electric violin with the boys on “Blue Ridge Blues” and the coolest version of “Day Tripper” I’ve heard since Bad Brains covered it in the 90s.
Over the course of the past couple years I have made some bad decisions that all culminated to a point this weekend changing my life forever. But now was a new chapter in my life and the Brummy Brothers were helping me kick it off right with a sort of low key party theme for me with the next couple of songs. On my way into the show earlier I had been listening to their first ep and my all time favorite Brummy song “No Good” came on and I knew I had to hear it live tonight so I asked Eric for a special request. Well I got that and more. After a shout out to me from the boys they did in fact play “No Good” into “Batshit Crazy”. It was certainly that kind of party!
A couple of shots of whiskey later (thanks Chewy for not letting me by my own party shots) I put the camera down for a while so I could get down and enjoy the tunes for a bit. My only disappointment with the show was that there was not enough of it. The Brummys we’re headed south to warmer climate and after a “Quiet Life” encore it was time for them to hit the road. After a quick stop at the merch tent for a shirt we helped load up their gear and said our goodbyes.
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