Wednesday, March 4, 2009
The music playing over the PA system in Joe's bar before the show was "my kind of town, Chicago is" by Frank Sinatra, when the boys from Oklahoma started rocking it was clear that they are fans of the windy city. Cross Canadian ragweed played a good long set, debuting a few new songs that get more polished at each show in anticipation of going into the studio in Los Angeles later this month to record the new record. They always have a party around them and i cant say for sure which song they started the set with or which song they ended with, i want to say they started off with "smoke another" and soon kept it going with their version of Ray Wylie Hubbard's "wanna rock & roll" and ended with the Doors "l.a. woman" but i cant remember for sure, when it was all over Cody lit the set-list on fire and left the place feedback still ringing in every ones ears. This photo is of Drummer Randy Ragsdale, Cross Canadian Ragweed is one of the few bands in this genre that employs a lighting designer "Will Wright, the wizard" and they bring their own lights to augment the venues existing system.