It sold out 3 weeks before the date--a record at the Narrows, according to memory. Leon Redbone brought his old timey understated performance to our loft Friday night, holding the crowd in the palm of his expressive mitts from the get-go.
It was "Polly Wolly Doodle," "Shine On Harvest Moon," "Diddy Wah Diddy," and more.
Accompanied by a pianist, Mr. Redbone, of parts unknown, expertly picked his guitar, never breaking a sweat, and never losing a beat as he chatted back and forth with his fans during the show. At times you could hear a pin drop as he quietly pondered if he had already done a song.
Although looking rather stand-offish in his trademark shades and hat, he was quite talkative and pleasant, never "breaking character" if, indeed, he is playing a character.
We salute you back, Leon, and look forward to Polly Wolly Doodling with you soon!