Willie T & Doctor X

A Magical Evening at the Tavern at the End of the World!

 

Had an AWESOME gig at the Tavern at the End of the World on Thursday Dec. 20th! It was an intimate room, with a really warm ambiance. (the gas fireplace helped) Despite the fact that there were no stage monitors, we could hear ourselves perfectly well. Somehow, I just knew the moment I walked into the place that it was going to be a great night. For our part, I think it was one of our best performances ever. (and we've been doing this for a long, long time!) It being the eve of the end of the world, on our final number (Johnny Cash's, "Get Rhythm") we tacked on an homage to our collective impending doom with a rousing chorus of REM's, "It's the end of the world as we know it," and the audience all sang along enthusiastically. We expended every ounce of energy we had that night, and the audience sent it all right back to us! It was one of those magical moments that we musicians live for.
Our host, Natalie Flanagan and her band started off the evening with a wonderful acoustic set. All terrific, well-seasoned musicians, they set the mood for the evening. Natalie has this really appealing sultry quality in her voice that is truly authentic. I can't quite put my finger on it, but if I had to compare her to another artist, I think it might go with a combination of a more subdued Patti Smith and a touch of Lucinda Williams. They did a really cool version of the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil", and in my head I'm still hearing one of her infectious original songs, "All for Your Love", which she reprised at the end of the night with a more electric set, including drums this time. And it was electric in every sense of the word. I still can't decide which version of the song I like better! It's available on CD, she says. I must buy it.
The band also joined Bucky Bear, who came on after our set. I've known Bucky since I've lived in the Boston area. Bucky is like an old shoe, worn and comfortable, and with his gravely voice, his down-home feel set, which included a few songs by his old friend, the lamentably late, great John Lincoln Wright radiated such warmth. There were smiling faces all around.
The Tavern at the End of the World is a real gem! The food is great, (I did have the fish and chips, and they are excellent.) The staff, and the owner are warm and welcoming. Tim, the bartender, is a great guy, and a very good singer! He even came up and did a song with Nat's band during the closing set. All in all, a very enjoyable evening, that will live in my memory forever. Special thanks to Natalie for inviting us, and for being so nice and gracious to us! Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year to all!
Best,
WT

Had an AWESOME gig at the Tavern at the End of the World on Thursday Dec. 20th! It was an intimate room, with a really warm ambiance. (the gas fireplace helped) Despite the fact that there were no stage monitors, we could hear ourselves perfectly well. Somehow, I just knew the moment I walked into the place that it was going to be a great night. For our part, I think it was one of our best performances ever. (and we've been doing this for a long, long time!) It being the eve of the end of the world, on our final number (Johnny Cash's, "Get Rhythm") we tacked on an homage to our collective impending doom with a rousing chorus of REM's, "It's the end of the world as we know it," and the audience all sang along enthusiastically. We expended every ounce of energy we had that night, and the audience sent it all right back to us! It was one of those magical moments that we musicians live for.

Our host, Natalie Flanagan and her band started off the evening with a wonderful acoustic set. All terrific, well-seasoned musicians, they set the mood for the evening. Natalie has this really appealing sultry quality in her voice that is truly authentic. I can't quite put my finger on it, but if I had to compare her to another artist, I think it might go with a combination of a more subdued Patti Smith and a touch of Lucinda Williams. They did a really cool version of the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil", and in my head I'm still hearing one of her infectious original songs, "All for Your Love", which she reprised at the end of the night with a more electric set, including drums this time. And it was electric in every sense of the word. I still can't decide which version of the song I like better! It's available on CD, she says. I must buy it.


The band also joined Bucky Bear, who came on after our set. I've known Bucky since I've lived in the Boston area. Bucky is like an old shoe, worn and comfortable, and with his gravely voice, his down-home feel set, which included a few songs by his old friend, the lamentably late, great John Lincoln Wright radiated such warmth. There were smiling faces all around.
The Tavern at the End of the World is a real gem! The food is great, (I did have the fish and chips, and they are excellent.) The staff, and the owner are warm and welcoming. Tim, the bartender, is a great guy, and a very good singer! He even came up and did a song with Nat's band during the closing set. All in all, a very enjoyable evening, that will live in my memory forever. Special thanks to Natalie for inviting us, and for being so nice and gracious to us! Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year to all!

Best,

WT