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Massy Ferguson at Redhook Brewery 3.24.2012

Massy Ferguson

We enjoyed a rollicking night of music, brew and a little dancing on Saturday.  No cover.  Massy Ferguson showed up and delivered the goods after a long drive from Boise’s first annual Tree Fort Music Fest.  P and I arrived at Redhook in Woodinville around 7:30 and reserved a table, then got lucky and snagged two stools at the bar.  We settled in with some nice appetizers and ale.

The band arrived and set up while we finished up, and we decided to take a more comfortable spot near the stage.  A big leather couch and oversized chair sat just to the right of the stage.  A waitress exclaimed we would not get served there, but we didn’t care; it was so comfy and broken in.  Two of our neighbors soon joined us, and we sank into the couch together and chatted about our week.

We also chatted a little with Ethan Anderson, the frontman for MF, before the show began.  I’ve reviewed them before for Randomville, and have now seen them perform a handful of times.  They’re definitely one of our favorite local bands, and made it into my Top 10 Live Shows of 2011 – twice!  He brought a little black box with him and set it near the other equipment.  P asked, “Will there be flute tonight?”

“Yes,” said Ethan, “There will be flute tonight!”

The Setlist included a few surprises and covers

The somewhat shy crowd became a little more drunk as the night wore on, which led to more dancing, whooping and cheering.  And some serious air guitar.  MF played a variety of songs from their growing repertoire, including a brand new one called “2AM Beauty Queen,” which received a positive cheer from the crowd.

Air Guitar!

Other surprises included the cover of “Can’t You See” with Ethan Anderson on FLUTE!  The flute made its appearance at least one other time during the three-set gig.

Ethan Anderson: "There will be Flute Tonight!"

They also pulled out a few other oldie covers, such as Hall and Oates’ “She’s Gone.”

“Pretty Plain Jane” made an appearance, and The Couch People got their own dedication:  “She’s Got You Beat,” based on a true story of a friend who hooked up with a sugar mama from Silvana, WA, never to be seen nor heard from again!

Thanks, Ethan, Adam, Tony and Dave, for a great night out in the ‘burbs!

More Pics:

Dave Goedde

Adam Monda

The Tardy Tony Mann arrived a bit late to the gig

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March 31, 2012 - Posted by | Concert Season 2012, Massy Ferguson, Redhook Brewery | , , , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. Great article! There are times and moments when I wish I still lived in Woodinville, Washington. I haven’t been up there since 1972. This article gave me another one of those moments. Thanks!

    Comment by Blake K. Phillips | March 31, 2012 | Reply

    • Glad you enjoyed it, Blake! It was a fun night. -L

      Comment by aplscruf | March 31, 2012 | Reply


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