Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Bluegrass Show at Haydee's This Weekend

I first started going to Haydee's for the drinks, then food, then the live music. Now that they've added the outside seating, I see more and more people there on the weekdays, enjoying a beer or chips and salsa or a meal. This weekend, you might want to eat inside because there is more music, and free! This time, the the band --The Fabulous Flea Market Band-- comes all the way from Norway.

The show is at Haydee's, 3102 Mount Pleasant Street NW. There is no cover charge. And the music starts at 8:00PM. Here's a bit about what you're likely to hear, from the organizers: 

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Love songs for lumberjacks, bluegrass for punk rockers, serenades for sailors, drinking songs for desperate nights; love, insanity, murder, natural disaster and three legged dogs are just some of the themes covered in the Flea Market songbook.  Part backstreet hoedown, part honky-tonk confessional, part big tent revival meeting, for the past two years The Fabulous Flea Market Band have steadily been winning new converts to their sweat-soaked, heartfelt vision, blending shadows from the Norwegian forest with darkness from the margins of America.  Huddled around a single mic in the old-time string band tradition, the Fleas tear through all-original tunes, taking turns on banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar, upright bass and the occasional trombone.

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