It was brilliant. A tiny venue, about 50 people capacity, but only half-full. They started their first set with “Let Love In” and the rest was stuff from their upcoming new album. I grabbed a beer from the bar during the interlude. The second set started with “The Mercy Seat”, followed by “Deanna”, “St Huck”, “Red Right Hand”, “The Carny” and finished with “Stagger Lee”.
I was seriously blown away.
Afterwards, Nick was selling and signing copies of his new book at the door. I scratched around in my wallet, but only had enough for the taxi home.
He noticed, and said “No worries. Have one on me, mate”. handing me a copy.
Then I woke up.