29 July 2007
KingCast musicians of the day: James Hand and the Magic Band and New Hampshire's Kat McGivern.
As KingCast does not live by work alone, a quick trip over to the Lowell Folk Festival today yielded an exceptional find: James Hand and the Magic Band, out of Tokyo, errr. Tokio, Texas. Great blues, great country, just really smoooooth. And funny, too. Unlike the Morphine-A.K.A.C.O.D. party, there were no real hotties to dance with this time so I just gave a good head nod and a KingCast update to my former Texas neighbors. They were a right much appreciative. We did not have time to discuss Reverend Horton Heat, as noted in this post. Nor did we discuss the ongoing NH Attorney General fiasco in the Franconia shooting tragedy, in which she had actual knowledge of missing files pertaining to Liko Kenney, who along with many Franconia citizens, was a target of abuse by Corporal Bruce McKay, as noted in this post.
She's easy-on-the-eye, she's nice and she has a nice little blend of new-agey and folksie rock going on. Kind of a cousin to Evanescence, but not so dark and heavy. Also has a nice Irish lilt in there, and you know the Cranberries were just one of my all time favorite bands. She works with me from time to time so I look forward to her continued development. You GO girl =^.)