WOODS HOLE – On a strategically closed-off Luscombe Avenue with music first at Quick’s Hole Taqueria and then at The Landfall, the locals on Sunday symbolically took back their village after another summer of Cape Cod tourists.
The afternoon event was called the Take Back The Beach Ball, and we had a ball. Kudos to the organizers of this perfect day.
There was a young band, Retro Roots, playing tight, energetic classic covers at Quick’s Hole and then the Old Silver Band played a fun, funny, and danceable show outside at The Landfall.
The Old Silver Band has a history around here. The band was, for a while, the hot thing on the Upper Cape. They reunited for this show.
And while they have a history, it felt like something of an all-star band to us, fronted by the Beninghof brothers, John on guitar and Matt on mandolin and stand up comedy. There were a lot of funny bits from the mandolin player as he introduced a song or bantered with the audience.
The rest of the band was Daniel Byrnes playing his usual smoking guitar, the amazingly versatile and charismatic John McNamara of the current big thing on the Upper Cape (and other places), Crooked Coast, on bass, and a very impressive drummer we’d never seen before but sure hope we see again, Shaqed Druyan.
Together, they formed this cohesive unit, Old Silver Band, that had people literally dancing in the street.
After a brief look at the block party, this video features the song, “The Great Outdoors.”
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