I experienced my first Fred Eaglesmith show Wednesday night as Fred’s ‘Traveling Steam Show” rolled through Arizona.
How to even begin? The great music, the between-song monologues that are a show unto itself, the kickass backing band (including the talented and quite lovely Tif Ginn). My face hurt from laughing so hard, and I am still riding a high from that great night of music.
Fred and the band are inside their vintage tour buses rolling into Texas now as I write this, with a good number of dates left on this tour (up through the midwest and into Canada).
I can’t put the experience into words and do it justice. A good start is this full show from the 2007 at the Paradiso in Amsterdam:
Folks, if Fred Eaglesmith and his Traveling Steam Show stops through your town, drop what you’re doing and GO.