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Whoopin' it up with Little G Weevil and his band at Darwin's August 23, 2014

The Little G Weevil Band at Darwin's August 23, 2014
The Little G Weevil Band at Darwin's August 23, 2014Takesi Akamatsu

Everybody who has ever heard Little G Weevil loves him, and the packed crowd at Darwin's Saturday night was no exception. We talked to a couple of wildly enthusiastic fans who had traveled from Duluth and others came from all around metro, but one couple were all the way from Gadsden, Alabama. I'm pretty sure they thought the show was worth the trip, as the air was charged with so much positive energy there should have been a glow around the building.

Litlle G Weevil and me at Darwin's August 23
Litlle G Weevil and me at Darwin's August 23Takesi Akamatsu

"G," as he is affectionately known, has been away from Atlanta for 2 months, visiting his native Hungary to host the Hungarian X-Factor. "It's good to be back in Georgia," he said. "Good to be back in Georgia where you have choices. Choices.. you can die from the heat, or you can die from the humidity." The laughter set the tone for the evening.

Weevil's band for this show included Maurice Nazarro and Danny V. Vinson of The Cazanovas, who often play with him. In fact, before performing "Highway 78," a song about the road between Atlanta and Alabama, Weevil commented, "The last time I was in Birmingham, Alabama, I had Maurice Nazarro with me, and he had on the same shirt." Nazarro dissolved into laughter, as did the crowd.

Bill Burke on bass and the drummer whose name I did not get did a great job, but it was the amazing chemistry and obvious joy of Nazarro, Vinson and Weevil that carried the night. They were having such a great time that it was impossible to not have a good time too. In fact, the whole place just vibrated with love and good will.

Thanks go out to Little G Weevil and the band and to Darwin's for another wonderful night! Check out the slideshow to see some of the action!