Almost a year ago after performing with The Top Shelf at a wedding in Waltham, Massachusetts, I checked into my hotel room, tired, but not ready to go to sleep.
Rather than read my dog-eared edition of Ulysses I decided to do some channel surfing and stumbled across a great PBS special called Jeff Beck’s Rock ‘n Roll Party honoring Les Paul.
This may have been the best post-gig channel surf ever as the band was smokin’ and every song was a gem.
One of the standout performers was Imelda May, a killer singer from Ireland best known for her rockabilly recordings but who on that night performed a bevy of Les Paul / May Ford masterpieces.
I recently came across Imelda May again when I was looking for some new material for our July performance at The Cutting Room. There’s a lot of great stuff in her book, but the song that best suited the band was “Inside Out.”
Here’s Imelda’s performance from the Graham Norton show.