Thursday, October 11, 2007
I want to be fair to the Donovan who did play tonight, and not define him reductively as not the other Donovan he possibly could have been but wasn't. This other Donovan rocked the house with his trio. He's just a kid, and his younger brother (maybe 12, I guess) plays a phenomenal bass, while Donovan McCain (for such is his full name) picks guitar or mandolin with such fervor that the crowd tonight erupted in spontaneous and inevitable cheers several times in the MIDDLE of a song. That's right, they couldn't wait until the end to start cheering. And their second guitar player is pretty great too. So to conclude, the other Donovan is NOT just not THE Donovan, if that makes sense.