Nothing Else Like It
PHC staffer Ella Schovanec is on the Radio Romance Tour with Garrison, Fred Newman, Aoife O'Donovan, Sara Watkins, and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band and will update us periodically from the road.
We did the show from Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Thursday. A one-of-a-kind venue outside of Denver, Colorado. The stage is carved out of two rock walls of red sandstone in the foot of the Rockies. The views are breathtaking, a thousand feet from top to bottom, and the acoustics are out of this world.
Unlike yesterday, we got one of Denver's 300 days of sunshine and the weather was perfect during the show. And the show itself was perfection, if I do say so myself. Aoife O'Donovan was a vision in red, her voice carrying so beautifully up the sandstone cliffs. The band was on fire, Pat Donohue's rockin' "Rocky Road Blues" was a great fit for the mountain town. And Garrison sang a song during intermission that I've never heard him sing before, "Lord I'm climbing high mountains, trying to get home," as he ascended the stone steps high into the audience. So, we say goodbye to Morrison, Colorado, The Nearest Faraway Place and hello to Kansas City, Missouri.