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SIMGE On The Scene: Rachel Ana Dobken, Lowlight, Seasaw & More Played The Saint

Phil Shepherd March 12, 2017 Live, Reviews No Comments

Catching up from quite a busy week that started off at The Saint last Monday night. I had a shoot every night during the week and capped off my Saturday with an overnight shift. I can sometimes get quite a bit done during these shifts, but it is never a given I will get a chance to sit in front of a computer for an extended amount of time. Tonight, so far so good.

Monday’s gig was a busy one and had a pretty good crowd in attendance. Five bands in all with a start time around 8:15. Rachel Ana Dobken started things off in solo mode, alternating between guitar and keys. Such a great voice, but she tells me that her favorite thing to do is sit behind a kit and jam out. Score there!  She will be in full band mode and back at The Saint on Friday, March 25th. Not going to miss that one.

Lowlight, Lowlight, Lowlight. One more time? A favorite for sure. They are arranging some logistics and will be heading out on tour soon, getting out and spreading the outlaw rocker love they are known for.

Coming in from Wisconsin was a band I had never heard about, but thoroughly enjoyed. A female duo by the name of Seasaw. Keys, percussion, guitars and an autoharp. When was the last time you saw one of those used in rock-roll setting? Wild stuff and two ladies who immensely enjoy making good music.

It was getting a bit late when Dave Mooney and the Aztec Gypsy’s hit the stage. I never knew Mr. Mooney was an English teacher, add that to being influenced by some great classic rockers and you have the making of a great set.

I was getting a bit antsy now, knowing that the band I had come to see would hit the stage after midnight and I had an early wakeup looking at me. After pacing around a bit, I had to bolt out, so to Dan and the guys in The Mercury Brothers, my apologies. See ya back at The Saint on April 20th.   

The choice selections from the evening:

Racheal Ana Dobken

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Lowlight

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Seasaw

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Dave Mooney

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