Ann Arbor roots rocker Steve Nardella joined his band mates George Bedard and Mr B for a rare reunion last week at the Firefly Club. My wife was a long time fan of Steve Nardella and company back in her U of M days and so we went early and managed to get seats at a front table.
The band played a broad range of blues, rock and rockabilly songs including originals from the 70's and 80's as well as classic covers like "Kansas City," "Maybeline," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Flip, Flop & Fly" among others. It was quite a workout, going through three sets and nearly 4 hours of playing. And then we hit the Fleetwood Diner around 1am. What a night! No wonder the Firefly Club is one of Downbeat's 100 best clubs in the US! If you're in the Detroit area, you gotta go.
I managed to capture quite a few photos and videos which I've posted on PicasaWeb and YouTube. For long time fans of Steve, George and Mr B, this should be a treat. Especially seeing George Bedard's frenetic guitar solos.