Hayden @ Bodega
I arrived around half ten, but I’d missed opening act John White. Hayden began shortly after. He’s from Canada, and has been releasing music since the mid-90s. He was nice and friendly, and he played cool alt country-esque songs on acoustic guitar with occasional harmonica. He gave some background to his songs, like one about him being murdered while he was recording, one about being on tour and leaving loved ones behind at home, and one where he went to listen to some newly recorded music in his car stereo and there were some police outside the house. At one point he offered the crowd of 50 or so the choice between a song by Simon & Garfunkel, Tom Petty, Otis Redding or Grandaddy. The decision was made by cheering – Grandaddy won. Yay! He sang a lovely version of ‘I’m On Standby’. (Later in the encore he sang some S&G). I think the best part was when he made trumpet sounds to accompany the acoustic on 'My Wife'. A pleasant evening.
I'm feeling pretty smug because after the show I went to the video store and got all of Angel Season Two out... hooray!!