Just back from Saint Louis. Three nights at McGurk's. Advice: if Dale Russ, Johnny Connolly, and Aidan Brennan are still playing there, go see them. If it's Friday or Saturday night, show up around 11:30 when the fratboys and sororitygirls are starting to pair off and leave, at which point you can really hear these guys, who deserve to be heard. And keep an ear and eye open for fiddler Andrew O'Brien of Dublin and now of Saint Louis. Look into the snug from time to time, just to see whether he and pals are lurking there, spinning strings of the finest notes to hit human ears.
Jeffrey S. Erickson
Davidson, NC 28036 USA