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Be Thankful For These Live Recordings of Doug Burr in November and The Drams in 2006

While I attempt to find someone at the city who hasn't already left for Thanksgiving, here's a little something I found just posted to the Live Music Archive: the great Doug Burr, with Glen Farris but of course, at the Church of the Incarnation on McKinney Avenue November 3. The show, which also featured Air Review on the bill, is one in a series of "art initiatives" done as part of the church's "effort to be present in our neighborhood, our city, our community," per the intro. And, of course, as captured by Farris and Michael Ball, it's an exceptional recording -- something with which you should spend some time over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Matter of fact, between now and preheating the oven this evening, I may post a few more local notes of note. Like, say ... Well, here's another thing I just stumbled across over on the LMA: The Drams in the Netherlands in 2006, back before Brent Best up and reconstituted Slobberbone, whose songs still sneaked into the set list ("I Can Tell Your Love Is Waning"). Though, in this particular instance, it's the covers that grab and keep my attention: The Band's "The Shape I'm In," Big Star's "The Ballad of El Goodo," Chris Bell's "I Am the Cosmos" and the Bee Gees' "To Love Somebody." Thanks, fellas.