Dilemma- Go see Keller Williams and Travelin' McCoury's or PB
In my bluegrass starved area of the country, it is rare that we get the big names close by. In August the Irish Fest in Milwaukee has thankfully decided to showcase Bluegrass music and how it relates to Irish music. They have booked Punch Brothers Friday night and Del McCoury Saturday night. Also Tom O'Brien and Bryan Sutton, a bunch of other great bands. It was a no brainer that we go for the weekend. Well, now Keller Williams and Travelin' McCoury's booked on the same Friday night as Punch Brothers. They will be in Davenport Iowa at the RiverRoots festival. Can't be in 2 places at once! The new Williams/TM CD Pick is awesome, and actually reminds me of PB, and I hope I don't get slammed for this, seems to be a more fun listen. My wife tends to get a little bored with PB music but loves Pick. (she actually was one of the winners of the Irish Fest tix, thanks Scott!). So now we have to decide to try and go south Friday night, and then get up to Milwaukee Saturday (about 3 hours east) for Saturday's show, or just go to Milwaukee for the weekend.
What would you do?? Keller and the boys don't get to play many shows together, especially this close to me. The PB tour alot, we saw them together in Davenport last November and will be seeing them in February 2013 on the bluegrass cruise. In an ideal world we could see them both, but impossible.
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