Best Solo Set: “Darrin Bradbury” @ Basement East Cafe Rooster Records Showcase—FTNB Best of Americana Festival 2018

posted by Jared A. Godar September 18, 2018 4 Comments
Darrin Bradbury (Cafe Rooster Records)

Hello, there. Long time, no see. Just survived another long, beautiful week of music with far too little sleep. It was a wonderful opportunity to catch up with old friends, make some new ones, and bask in the glow of talented performers sharing what they love.

Stay tuned this week for some of the sights and sounds of Americana 2018. I will be sharing my favorites for the week from smallest to largest act. Starting with the FTNB pick for the best solo set of the week—Darrin Bradbury.

During the Cafe Rooster showcase at the Basement East, Darrin and the engineer couldn’t quite isolate the source of some feedback. Undeterred, Darrin unplugged and jumped off the stage. The room was still and quiet. As he began sharing songs, new and old, several concentric circles of bodies formed around him.  

The loudest noise in the crowded room beside Darrin was the whirring of the fan behind the bar. Except for the occasional chuckle and the handful of folks singing along, it was just Darrin and his guitar. 

This clip below gives you a little idea of this special set, but in no way comes close to encapsulating the experience.

Darrin Bradbury (Cafe Rooster Records)

Stay tuned tomorrow to see the FTNB pick for best duo of the festival.

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Bonnie SanMiguel September 18, 2018 at 5:38 pm

I was at the Beast for this. It was the most personal intimate performance I’ve ever witnessed. So glad I got to experience it. Darrin is one of my favorite local artists.

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