Monday, May 21, 2012

Safari #56: Porch Fest in Somerville

Is there anything better than a sunny day, good company, and amazing, live music? Nope.

I visited Porch Fest in Somerville for the first time this past weekend and left full of awe and excitement. 

Dotted throughout Somerville, 100+ bands played all afternoon to passersby. 

My friends and I chose a general route through town in the hopes of stumbling upon some great music. And we surely did. Here's what we found:
  • Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band - offering new orleans style jazz with lots of improvisation from outstanding horn players. Been to Honk Fest? If so, you've seen some of these folks before.
  • Sam Spencer -  Sam quietly played his bass and gently touched us with his sound as we passed by.
  • Nemes - four guys sitting in a small driveway drew us in with the sound acoustic rock and the sound of plucked violin strings. Their lyrics had me in tears.

If you've been thinking about visiting Porch Fest, you should definitely make a trip next year.  The website offers a full map and band listing making it easy for you to find your way to good music.  

Did you go to Porch Fest? Which bands did you enjoy most?

**Special thanks to Jen, Jeff, and Aaron for a wonderful afternoon! I was so glad to spend it with you!

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