We accompanied the Lady de Gloves to see Graham Nash at the Capitol Theater at Overture in the 77 square miles surrounded by reality. The Capitol has great acoustics and singers almost always mention it as Graham did several times. We are not sure if it is always part of Graham’s concerts or if the environment caused excessive virtue signaling but most of the denizens enjoyed it.
The show itself was great fun. It was just two guys, Shane Fontayne on electric guitar or mandolin and Graham on acoustic guitar or keyboard and sometimes adding a harmonica.
Sidebar One: Shane Fontayne has an interesting history including a marriage to Mackenzie Phillips. That means their son, also named Shane, is related to Shane, John Phillips, and Peter Barakan. End Sidebar One.
Sidebar Two: Until we were just checking this we always thought that Michelle Phillips, in our opinion, perhaps the prettiest woman in the sixties, was Mackenzie’s mother. We had always thought that genetics had treated Mackenzie unfairly but now we know. End Sidebar.
The two guitars without any drums worked well. Graham had some great stories about himself, the Hollies, and the rest of CSN&Y and he referred to them collectively as the other monkeys. The stories provided some insight to the great With a 20 minute break the show went over two-and-a-half hours. Their cover of the Beatles’ Blackbird was great. It was a nice venue and a great show although we could have done without the rants on Trump. Mercifully, they were short.