I happen to adore Adam and Chris Carroll. Just the way it is. Pure love.
Chris popped in the front door when they arrived. We both squealed and then I put my hand up and said, "I have a cold, you can't hug me." She said, "Are you sure it's a cold?" I said I was, and she paused, and said, "You want to hug anyway?" "YES," I shouted. I love her.
The day after the show Teri posted some pictures on Facebook and Chris commented, "Love was bouncing off the walls."
Those two Chris-isms pretty much sum up the whole night for me.
They have two new albums out, a solo Adam, and a duo (can't find the link to that one….maybe it's not out officially yet). They are both truly great. Adam's songs are so incredibly spare…they are honed down to the barest essence, and yet they are packed with images and stories, humor and sadness. How he can pare them down like that amazes me, and it's of course what makes them so powerful. And Chris on the spoons now, as well as her beautiful mandolin (and that voice)! They are truly special. The real deal, as they say…which I said until Heather and Sue made fun of me for saying it too often. But DAMN, we get some great folks here, and they really ARE the real deal.
Great food the other night too—-thanks all. And thanks to everyone that came—lots of old friends and regulars but we were delighted to welcome some new folks too. That makes me so happy. Of course, Kirk wins the prize, as he drove all the way from Ontario!
As always, nights like this make my heart full. Thanks, Adam and Chris. We'll be with you in spirit as you travel on.
Thanks to our beloved Richard Hill for the photos!
Oh, and don't worry if you missed this one, we have some more great shows coming up!
Oh, oh, one more thing…I'm thinking about making Sandwich Life House Concert t-shirts. Anyone interested?