While I’m still deciding which of two awesome and ridiculously low priced New Years Eve shows I’m going to, there’s one group I absolutely need to see one more time before the end of the year. Yes, that’s right, playing both Friday and Saturday night at The Tractor Tavern . . . The Dusty 45s!
“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night. . .,” The US Postal Creed (or at least the inscription on the James Farley Post Office in New York City), comes to mind after their January snow day show at The Little Red Hen waaay earlier this year.
Seattle was having a dastardly snow day on January 19. Yes, a Seattle snow day, and we had sooo much snow. . .I think maybe 2 or even 3 . . .inches. . . (OK, there was ice and a lot more snow in outlying areas).
School was canceled at SCCC, including my evening IT class in conflict with The Dusty 45s show at The Little Red Hen. Snap! Shows were also being canceled. The Governor had declared a state of emergency. The Mayor was warning people to “to get home before dark if possible”. . . The Little Red Hen was open when I took a walk over to Green Lake earlier (photos above), but The Dusty 45s drummer is from Olympia (which did have 14 inches of snow and ice) and their upright bass player lives in Bellingham and the freeway was a mess.
Would The Little Red Hen stay open? Would The Dusty 45s make it? Would people show up?
Yes, yes and yes! The Little Red Hen was open and poured me a strong Irish coffee (minus the whip cream these days for health reasons, alas!). The Dusty 45s not only showed, they played a second full set after their flaming trumpet finale and a short break. Yes, I love this band! Crowd was there and dancing, as you can see in the video above.
The rest of Seattle was evidently peaceful, with all those canceled shows. . .
So one more time this year. Wouldn’t be the holidays without The Dusty 45s playing The Tractor sometime in November or December!