I’m actually a week overdue on this one, because I meant to post this the weekend after the Delmarva Chicken Festival. Hopefully Tom Larsen and his Lookin’ for Trouble band don’t mind the wait.
As I found out later, this was a special reunion show for Tom, bassist Elwood Bishop, and drummer Keith Brooks.
He even brought along his merchandise table.
But his show was a little different, as he had a lot longer time slot – or so he probably thought. This was when Larsen and his band started rolling.
About four or five songs in, his band had to take a break because there was a competing event across the way – the Worcester Children’s Theater show I alluded to in my main coverage. So they were sidelined for a good 45 minutes or so before resuming.
But resume they did, and shortly thereafter Tom found he had a young fan.
Those who were there also found out Tom can make almost anything work for a slide guitar.
I’m sure Cascading Carlos can work that into his act.
But above all, it looked like Tom and the band were having fun up there, playing a lot of original music to boot.
While he doesn’t play in the area all the time – Tom goes up and down the East Coast with some regularity – those who are fans of the blues locally should know who he is and where he plays. The folks at the Chicken Festival were treated to a doggone good show.