Sunday, April 21, 2013

Lakes Region Casino Hosts Scott Kirby CD Release Party

April 20, 2013
Belmont NH
"The CDs just arrived this morning" said Scott Kirby, "The CDs and covers came separately, we've spent the day at the hotel stuffing them." The CD is his new release, Sol Searching. Kirby, former Penacook NH resident now living in Key West is kicking off his CD Tour tonight in Belmont NH at the Lakes Region Casino.

Kirby took the stage a little after 8 PM. He received a warm welcome from the Sold-Out crowd and said "Good Morning!" Kirby introduced his touring guitar mate who has performed with greats like: Steve Earle, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Radney Foster and others... Michael McAdam.

They opened with the first song off the new CD "Turning of The Tide." According to the liner notes it is "a nostalgic look at a simpler time and a story about a person who reaches a point in life when they finally discover what is really important." Kirby followed with the title track "Sol Searching" dedicated to friends who were fighting the New England Winter blues and decided to pack it up and go searching for some "Sol" (Spanish for sun). Kirby said he received the inspiration in a voicemail from his friend Kara, he'll acknowledge her but not credit her--that means payments for that credit.

He wove his evening's Greatest Hits Voyage by performing "If Once You Slept On An Island (from his Walking on Thin Ice CD). He followed with "It's All about the Girl" (from the 2009 CD Row Me Home. He said he's playing a Kentucky Derby Party May 3; he met a woman who raises race horses--fillies and named her stable "It's All About the Girls.)

He warned McAdam that he was calling his first audible and asked the crowd who had attended Merrimack High School Class of 1972? He apologized to James Taylor (but didn't need to) he and McAdam played a great rendition of "Fire and Rain", the class song.
This set also included: "Lucky Enough", "Whiskey" (off the new CD), "Vineyard" (off the new CD written by Jackopierce), "Blow Me Down to Cayo Hueso", "Out Here Near The Edge", "Hurt Me Tonight", "Walking on Thin Ice", "Any Old Town in New England" (off the new CD with the lyrics "Give me Boston on a Saturday night"...very timely with the recent events.)

Kirby took a break and sold and signed the new CD to the eager fans. Images, click here.

Kirby and McAdam returned to the stage about 10:15 continuing the voyage with "Somewhere Between The Sun and The Moon", "Free Range Institution", "4 Good Dogs", "Just Another Place We'll Never Go" (off the new CD), "Old Beach House" (off the new CD), "Heart of A Beach Town", "Port Outbound Starboard Home", and closed with "Little Blue Boat."

The folks remaining in the crowd clearly did not want the night to end and Kirby returned to the stage and said he promised he'd played "Last Flying Boat" off his Night on the Beach CD and he did.

Scott is on tour through August , so far, in the US. Check his website for dates and locations.

More performance images, click here.
The cover art was painted by CD producer Lew London's wife Phyllis.

Scott Kirby
Sol Searching CD Release Party
Lakes Region Casino 
Belmont NH April 20, 2013
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