Ardmore Music Hall Ardmore PA
January 23 2015
Submitted by Bud Fulginiti
Box of Rain brought the heat and conquered a snowstorm, to make their Ardmore Music Hall debut on January 23rd. Re-branded from Brownies 23 East in 2013, the Ardmore Music Hall is run by music lovers, for music lovers. By making significant sound, lighting, seating, booking, beer selection, and menu improvements, they have created the premiere venue of its size in the Philly area- simply a terrific spot to enjoy a fun, intimate concert.
Check out the reviews of two nights of Golden Gate Wingmen featuring John Kadlecik, Jeff Chimenti, Jay Lane and Reed Mathis in Long Beach CA February 6 and 7 Night one: Check out the review of Long Beach night two here!
Before the show, I had opportunity to ask the band about their relationship with Grateful Dead music. Unsurprisingly they’re all big time Deadheads, with roots and personal experiences dating back to 1973. They credit the Dead not only with influencing and broadening their musical taste, but also informing their performing style. “If I had become a musician, and the Grateful Dead weren’t in my life, I wouldn’t have the same concept of improvising music,” reflected drummer Tim Kelly. “I do what I do only because I saw what the Dead did, which is pay attention to the other people on stage, listen when they go this way, and other people go that way, maybe follow one guy for a little while, and the jam finds its own way. No other band taught me that.”