This was the second of two sold-out shows at McCabe's featuring the unlikely pairing of two artists from different generations and different musical backgrounds. Yet Jill Sobule and John Doe got along just fine, as if they had been playing together for a lifetime. It almost felt like watching two old friends jamming in a living room, that's how relaxed and comfortable with each other they appeared to be. It's always the case: when the performers are having fun, so is the audience, and we all had a lot of fun, with great songs and good humor that just kept coming and coming.
|The stage, photographed just before the show|
I typically don't like the use of profanities on stage, certainly not by female performers, but Jill's use of the F-word in her "We Want Our America Back" was nothing short of hilarious.
Throughout the evening, Jill and John were accompanied by bassist Dave Carpenter. Toward the end of the show, local songstress Cindy Wasserman popped in for a song.
|What? No roadies? Jill and John setting up before the show.|
|The set list|
|Jill Sobule and John Doe at McCabe's (July 9, 2011)|
All-in-all, it was yet another great evening of music at McCabe's.
|Alan Kanter (left) and Wayne Griffith, with a combined 75 years of sound engineering experience at McCabe's|
|Window poster at McCabe's|