Aug. 15, 2008
Fergie's Pub
Philadelphia, Pa.




Almost two years had passed since Dom's previous bar gig in Philadelphia.  And while this was technically his debut at this venue, Dom was no stranger to this Irish-style pub:  way back in 2002, Fergie's Pub was the second place Dom ever found that had a weekly open mic.  So, this was a homecoming of sorts.

This evening was a fill-in show, after the originally booked band had to cancel about 10 days before the gig.  Dom was scheduled to be the new opener, and
John Byrne (from the band Patrick's Head) agreed to come on board and be the headliner.  Dom considers John and Patrick's Head one of his strongest local musical influences.  Besides being a fan of the band's style and original songs, Dom has drawn on some elements of the Irish folk-rock trio in writing a few tavern-themed songs.  Being able to open for John made this show extra special.

The two acts on this Friday night wound up alternating sets, each doing two.  Patrick's Head bandmate
Andy Keenan scrambled over to Fergie's after another gig and joined John for his sets.  The show featured all originals, including two songs appearing in a featured performance for the first time: "Boxcar Daydream" and the obnoxiously long "Another Round," which was one of those aforementioned tavern-themed songs.


    
Playlist:
         
- - Set 1 - -
         
Good Shepherd Sunday
          Port of Call
          Eight Bars of Blues
          Bright, Full Moon
          The Song with the Cheesy Rhymes
          Blueberry Wine
          Boxcar Daydream
          Stowing Away on a Train
          When I Get Back

         
- - Set 2 - -
         
Blow Away
          Wish You Were Here
          Lost Along the Way
          Geneseo
          Another Round




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