It's not over yet! The last but certainly not least installment of this most recent Chicago adventure.
Edward Burch and friends, the Hideout, June 25, 2006: The festival gang hit the next mark on this music-filled weekend with a visit to the legendary Hideout. My buddies have often described the Hideout as something akin to Largo, and I can see the point, but the Hideout can definitely stand on its own.
Ed Burch and gang were doing a tribute to the Louvin Brothers' epic Satan Is Real that night. Every now and then, Ed took on the character of a preacher and/or explained the significance of some of the songs in his own life. It was a sweet (and perhaps necessary) touch in such a small club, but even on their own, the songs said a lot, and the multipart harmonies emphasized the simple yet glorious roots. I admit that it's a lot twangier than I usually go for, but the thought barely entered my mind amid the gorgeous voices. As a capper, they ended with "Atomic Power"--I'm vaguely familiar with that one. :)
Thank you, Chicago! I can't wait to come back!