Photo: David Pup Johnston
The band Forum returned to the Blue Grotto for another weekend of dreamy music. Dreamy you say. They are a good bunch of guys and are obviously on great terms with the Grotto staff, as the “coming events” sign indicates. I managed to catch their last three sets on October 5th. As per usual they displayed fine musicianship and great stage presence. Their catalogue of rock and county classics is second to none on the cover band circuit: “Blow at High Dough”– Tragically Hip, “Pride and Joy”– Stevie Ray Vaughan, “Drink in My Hand” – Eric Church, and their showstopper mash-up of “Whole Lotta Love,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and “I’m Gonna Be Myself.” This time around they threw a little twist into the show. Forum now has an original song and they performed it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zehUCKXjuw
It is “Live Free” and, was very well received by the Grotto crowd and really fit in with all the classic tracks they play.
It is nice to see this talented bunch stretch out and take a chance with an original tune. Hopefully this trend will continue and I look forward to more great tunes from the band Forum.
No wonder the Grotto was packed and the dance floor full, all night!