There was a lot going on this past weekend. I had dreams of catching a whole bunch of bands at HarpoonFest. I hoped to wander the streets of Somerville taking in the sounds of Porchfest. Neither one panned out. Thankfully, I did make it out to the Lexington Battle Green BBQ Festival to see Roy Sludge. At least I picked a good one. Roy Sludge is a national treasure.
Also, one of these photos was taken by a six year old. I’m not sayin’ which one.
Roy Sludge and BBQ. It worked last year. It worked the year before that. I hope it works again next year, because listening to this trio play in the warm spring air of the Lexington Battle Green BBQ Festival is something I’ve come to look forward to.
I was happy to see that Roy Sludge was part of the TT’s 40th Anniversary celebration. When am I ever not happy to see Roy Sludge? I just can’t get enough of his quick wit and Sun Records sound.
Hanging out with the Roy Sludge at Radio seemed like a nice way to end a vacation.*
* It was.
The Viva La Eva! benefit went down at TT’s last Thursday night. It was all part of the grand ol’ Boston tradition of coming together for someone in need (for more info on Eva’s situation, including how you can donate, you can check out this Facebook event). There was a lot of great music happening for a great cause, like a wonderful set of Sun Records sounds from Roy Sludge, Jim Haggerty and Duke Levine…
After a long day of swimming lessons and PorchFest, Big Little One and I met up with Little Little One and Mommy at the Lexington Battle Green BBQ Festival for some dinner and Roy Sludge. It’s a combination that worked last year. I’m glad they didn’t change the recipe.
Sunday was a good day. After bumming around Boston all day with the family, Big Little One and I headed over to Radio to catch some of Roy Sludge’s set. Little did we know we were stepping into Electric Sludgeland. Roy was on electric guitar* and Judd Williams joined on drums. Jim Haggerty even set down his upright in favor of a bass guitar on a few numbers. Pretty cool. This day was full of welcome surprises.
* Very ably, mind you, despite numerous references to “meat hooks.”
Ever since our Christmas Eve Eve outing to Radio, Big Little One has been asking to go see Roy Sludge again. On Sunday we did just that. He even took some pictures, mostly of shoes. The photo of Roy’s shoes in the set is one of his. I wouldn’t object if going to listen to some Sun Records throwback sounds became a regular thing for us.
It’s Christmas Eve Eve and I’ve taken Big Little One over to Radio for some Roy Sludge. Everyone seems to be in a good mood. Roy mixes in some holiday numbers to keep things festive. Big Little One even got a sticker. I sense some more Sundays at Radio for me and this six year old. Maybe next time his little brother will tag along…
What better way to head into Memorial Day Weekend than with some pics of Roy Sludge playing at a BBQ festival? The Roy Sludge Trio, with special guest Kevin Barry* on lap steel, entertained the hungry crowd at the Lexington Battle Green BBQ Festival. Roy’s originals blended perfectly with the group’s tasty cover selections. Great songs, impeccable musicianship and Roy’s voice. That voice! So good.
* Roy Sludge Quattro if you will…