Mike Gordon Returns Back in the Basement with Page McConnell
Page McConnell opened his first solo tour last night at South Burlington, VTs Higher Ground. Like his recent promotional spots, the keyboardist primarily played material from his new self-titled solo album, including Heavy Rotation, Runaway Bride, Maid Marion, Back in the Basement and Beauty of a Broken Heart.’ During his set, he also performed a full band version of Vida Blue’s ‘Final Flight’ and Talking Heads’ ‘Memories Cant Wait.’ McConnell dug deeper during his encore, offering a solo version of Phishs Strange Design and a cover of Stealers Wheels Stuck in the Middle With You. Mike Gordon, who has been playing McConnell in chess on a weekly basis as of late, also took the stage alongside his old friend for Back in the Basement. McConnells solo tour continues tonight at Bostons Avalon.