Saturday, March 28, 2015
The New Everly Brothers?
Returning to our bed and breakfast from our Friday night foray on Hollywood Boulevard last January 9th, Pat saw a guitar in the living room. He picked it up and started to strum. He was encouraged by a singer we saw a few days earlier at the Whiskey A Go Go. This singer was obviously making it up as he went along.
Pat has been playing in a band his whole life (which is LONG time since Pat is 66 years old now, sorry Pat). In fact, Pat plays in TWO bands. One is called "The Burritos" and the other "The 45's". In fact, as I type this he is rehearsing this morning with one of his bands.
Pat and his bandmates do this as a hobby. Their dreams of hitting the big time a la that other famous Canadian band "The Guess Who" evaporated many decades ago. Now they just play for themselves and the occasional gig. They do have a good time, and they are popular in Toronto. And even on occasion they make a little money which they bank for the next gig.
As for me, the last time I sang was in high school chorus. I'm a bit tentative as you can tell. But doesn't Pat have a nice singing voice? Right on note and pleasant to listen to. He's been encouraging me to sing but I don't think there's much hope for me with my terminal Philly accent.
So without further ado, here is our best Everley Brothers tribute (or is it Buddy Holly?)