On Friday night, I caught the early set at the Blue Grotto, of The Noble Crew, from Vernon This four piece outfit played a solid, but varied set list, which included favourites like the Rolling Stones’ “Honky Tonk Women,” a Tragically Hip classic “Blow at High Dough” and Hall and Oates’ “I Can’t Go For That.”
Their bass player/vocalist had energy to spare, as he nimbly moved around the stage. They played mostly Top Forty rock and country hits. The Noble Crew were well received by the early evening audience.
Down the street at the Tumblweed Lounge in the Plaza Hotel, was country artist, Aaron Halliday. The former Nova Scotian, now lives in Penticton.
He is known for his Alan Jackson tribute act, but he also added some Johnny Cash and did a great version of “Suspicious Minds,” which has been recorded by many, including Elvis, Dwight Yoacum and Fine Young Cannibals. The after-dinner crowd applauded Halliday’s show.