Sunday, November 10, 2013

Moist Guitars & Donnie Biggins @ Val’s Halla Records 11/9/2013

Nothing beats  live music on a Saturday afternoon at your local record store. At Val’s Halla Records in Oak Park Il. we were treated to two completely different musical presentations this past Saturday.This was part of the "Saturdays On Stage" series that Val's is hosting in conjunction with Friendly Tap in Berwyn. For the month of November every Saturday afternoon Val's will be presenting three musical guests. For a listing of performers check out our web site.

 First up were the Moist Guitars. They are five purveyors of musical mayhem who slogan is "those loveable characters you've never heard of, but will learn to love." After seeing them for the first time at 1:30 on a Saturday afternoon recently I think they are right. It was a little early in the day and they turned in a restrained performance because of the venue but they still provided a very entertaining set. This song on this clip is "What About Our Love"
For more on Moist Guitars visit their site.

Shortly afterwards we saw Donnie Biggins. Donnie Biggins is not wearing a hat in this video but perhaps he should start. Because as a solo performer, member of Chicago's own The Shams, and activist for the cause in helping local musicians earn more money he seems to be wearing a number of them. He has been
called a linchpin by some but that sounds almost painful. After seeing him perform a solo acoustic set at Val's Halla records on a recent Saturday afternoon I'll just say he's a mighty fine singer/songwriter.This number is called "Whiskey From The Trunk"
For more on Donnie Biggins and the Shams check out their web site. 

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