Another Friday night at Johnny’s Pub and Grill in Rochester, where I am waiting anxiously for the next song from The Earthtones. The trio is standing on the stage under a street sign readling, ‘Penny Lane’; the owner Johnny loves The Beatles,
The opening notes to Landslide are heard over the roar of the happy hour crowd. Most of the bands I follow are all male, so I am enjoying Eva’s take on the classic Fleetwood Mac song. Brian Regan, Eva Regan, and Mike Walker are The Earthtones. Brian is a genius with both guitar and bass, Eva dazzles on the keyboards, and Mike is amazing on the drums and other percussion. They have playing together at least 14 years. I remember this because they came to Syracuse and played my 40th Birthday Bash at Highland Forest in 2001 (yes, I know, you can do the math, I am over 50).
I try and to see them as often as I can. It’s tricky driving to Rochester and trying to get there in a reasonable time for happy hour. During the winter months, about half of my planned trips are cancelled due to bad weather and snow. But when I do get there, it is so worth it!