It was an unexpected treat this week when the duo, Latter-Day Bard, from Chattanooga, TN, arrived in Salt Lake City to perform with Tom Bennett and others at two different venues. The first, at Mod A Go Go, was providing music for an awards ceremony for modern lighting designs. The venue is a store that specializes on modern styling and has some art works by local artists including Kristi Lauren, as well as furniture and lighting.
Tom Bennett opened the music with a set of folk songs mostly from his recent album, "The Man Who Shook the Trail of the Devil's Hounds." He was followed by the upscale performance of Latter-Day Bard, comprising Kate Mae and Devin Metzger, who are on their way to record a brand new album in Los Angeles, CA. Devin is also an actor. Kate provided vocals, along with Devin, who accompanied them on a resonator guitar. Later, Tom Bennett joined them, playing harmonica in keeping with their style.
The other event later that evening was at Burt's Tiki Lounge, a few blocks south on State Street. The opener, Mark Engel, had some rousing and energetic ditties which he performed with his guitar and percussion one man band. He was followed by Tom Bennett, who was later joined by Latter-Day Bard. The occasion for this performance was J. P. Whipple's birthday, and John performed as the final act of the evening, with a three-piece band.
These two events rounded out an excellent evening of enjoyable and exciting music, and we hope you will look out for the currently available album by Tom Bennett and the upcoming album from Latter-Day Bard that should be released shortly.