Was this a doubleheader, with Jill Sobule and Erin McKeown enjoying "equal billing" status, or was Jill the opening act for the headlining Erin? Hard to tell and it didn't matter. Fact is that Jill came out first, played a set of decent length, then Erin took over after the intermission. But they were also each other's guests, so they ended up spending quite a bit of time together on the stage.
Jill's set included "Where Is Bobbie Gentry" and "A Good Life", my favorite two Jill songs. As always, she played acoustic. Erin writes good songs and knows how to deliver them, trouble is I can't recall any titles. There was plenty of good humor and lots of great music.
The highlight of the evening was ... me! Here's what happened: during the encore, when Jill and Erin were getting ready to sing Neil Diamond's "They're Coming To America", Jill asked for someone to hold up the lyrics sheet, for them to see. Well, I was sitting directly in front of her, so the next thing I knew, I was part of the show!
|Yours Truly helping out with the lyrics sheet|
|Jill and Steve|
|After the show, with Jill|