OK, it has already been established that I love Doug Mains & the City Folk — see here and here — so I’ll keep things short in this post.

Doug traveled south with a slightly different lineup for this tour. Josh Michels was along again on cello and accordion, but instead of more strings and vocals like last summer, the band had tremendous percussion work from Rob Germeroth. That change meant quite a different show, but a no less satisfying one. The Sentient Bean’s main dining room was pretty much full, with the audience rapt.

The room’s hard surfaces can be a little harsh sometimes, but the sound was particularly good because of the story quilts made by kids at the West Broad Street YMCA with the guidance of Loop It Up Savannah.

The quilts made a nice backdrop for the few photos I took. Harsh light, lots of equipment, Doug’s pale Michigan skin, the fact that I didn’t budge from the couch during their set — there are always some obstacles for my photography work.

Here’s a recording from last August, live:

A few pics:
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