Now becoming something of a veteran of the "Shiff madness" (this being my 4th show), I knew I was in for a good time.
Super soloist dAve Hollinghurst brought along all his essential stringed instruments, including this sweet lap steel.
Of course the driving vision belongs to Canadian-American songwriter Steve Shiffman.
No band can exist without a decent rhythm section, and both drummer Pete Hayes and bassist Kent Heine are more than merely decent. In fact, they are the engine that makes this Ford Fairlane go.
And then there's Alec. That's Alec Ferrell. He is the everyman's dude. He's sooo dude. You can just bump fists with him and go "yo dude". Interesting side-note about Alec - much like Eddie Argos of Art Brut - he is something of a comic book/graphic novel afficianado. Yes - that cool.
Alec and the Shiff get down to bin'ness.
International guitar superstar dAve Hollinghurst screams encouragement to his maraca.
Alec and Steve join in with voices sincere.
While Kent thrumbles on, dAve searches for the perfect pitch.
Heads bowed - strings slashed - its all about the feel, baby.
Two men - one purpose - the perfect storm.
Hollinghurst displays why he is the go-to guy, when you need it done right.