Kimba and I scored an invitation to see Guster (also see Song of the Day #50) perform live at a local radio station (The Mountain, 103.7) yesterday morning. It was very cool to see them play up close (we sat a few feet from the band) and then to meet and chat with the guys for a few minutes. In addition to being awesome songwriters, musicians and performers, they are very funny, very approachable and genuinely nice guys. A few quick notes for the hard-core fans:
- They divulged a scheduled (and heretofore unannounced) concert here in Seattle at the Moore in mid-January.
- I was really sad to see Joe go but the new guy, Luke, is a versatile multi-instrumentalist and fits right in with the rest of the band.
- If I’m not mistaken, on Amsterdam Brian played drums on a pizza box!
On to the photos and video…
Here I am with musician, environmentalist and all-around good guy, Adam Gardner:
Here I am with the always amusing Ryan Miller. See how friendly Ryan is? He’s waving at you.
Here we are with the Thundergod himself, Brian Rosenworcel. We’re not worthy!
Here’s part of Amsterdam shot by my trusty videographer on her iPhone 4 (sorry it’s a bit shaky and the ending is clipped).
And finally, here’s a link to the entire session from The Mountain’s web site. What a blast!