Hey, did you catch who is opening our first-ever Frederick Music Showcase at the Weinberg Center two weeks from Thursday? That would be the fine fellas in Hard Swimmin’ Fish (who, in case you haven’t noticed, have also been the subject of our most recent playlist to the right). They’ve been embedded in this music scene for approximately 43,973 years, and of everyone you’ll see on February 19, they are, without question, the best-dressed band. Obviously.
We recently had a couple of the guys come into the super secret depths of our offices here at Frederick Playlist for not one, not two, but three – three! – performances. Among them was a take on their original tune, “Ain’t It Hard.” Cue the video for “Ain’t It Hard.”
Finally, they ended their stay with a super cool idea for a cover: Robert Johnson’s “Steady Rollin’ Man.” Which fits in perfectly because A) Hard Swimmin’ Fish are great And b) Who doesn’t love Robert Johnson? Duh. Anyway, check it out:
This session comes in addition to those already recorded by Old Indian and Heavy Lights, two bands also set to take the Weinberg stage on Thursday, February 19, at 7 p.m. Tickets, of course, are on sale both at the Weinberg box office and the Weinberg website. We’ll round out the sessions for the event’s featured acts next week with The Knolly Moles. Until then, friends, carve out 15 minutes, sit back, press play, and enjoy the sultry, bluesy sounds of the always-enjoyable Hard Swimmin’ Fish! As always, a big thank you goes out to Graham Cullen, who you can follow on Twitter here.