Davy Knowles
Bull Run Restaurant Shirley, MA

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We had a lovely time at the Bull Run seeing a perennial favorite of ours, Davy Knowles, perform a solo acoustic show. It was the first time that we have seen him play his 1932 National guitar live (spoiler: it sounded great – especially with the slide). He also played an octave mandolin and a guitar which he built himself with the help of a good friend. The setlist contained brand new not-even-recorded-yet songs (!), as well as emotional, folky songs from his new album "If I Should Wander", some covers, and old favorites reworked in a solo acoustic treatment.

We somehow ended up with the best seats in the house, dead center, mere inches from the stage. I think we were closer to him than when he played in our own living room 2 years ago.

We got to catch up with Davy for a few minutes after the show, and he was gracious and kind as ever. When he saw us at the merch table, he said "Come in here!" and gave us each a hug. He asked how we are doing, and how the godkids are doing. We bought a T-shirt for Craig and a poster. He immediately started signing the poster "To Steph + Craig...", remembering us by name. I also asked him to sign a photo of us with him when he played our house concert.

Set List:
  • The Wildest Pig in Captivity (John Renbourn cover)
  • Bound To Be
  • The Only Son
  • Broken Time
  • It Doesn't Have To Be This Hard
  • Tell Me
  • Speak Softly, Tread Lightly
  • Out of My Mind (Rory Gallagher cover)
  • Bridal Veil Falls / The Burroo (The Drinking Dragon)
  • Country Girl
  • Riverbed
  • Drunk Mind, Sober Heart
  • Coming Up for Air
  • If I Ever Meet My Maker
  • Never Gonna Be the Same
  • I'm Taking You with Me
  • Ain't No Grave
  • Don't You Think So
  • In a Little While
  • If I Should Wander
  • Tear Down the Walls

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