When this show was announced nearly six months ago, the good news traveled fast. Gerald Colliers sizable, longtime fan base was understandably thrilled that last summers reunion show between Collier, guitarist William Bernhard, bassist and vocalist Jeff Wood, and drummer John Hollis Fleischman was not a one-time occurrence. Few musical unions Ive witnessed in all my years in this business have produced as much downright magical energy as what transpires when these four are on stage together. Even more heartening is the fact that they are in the midst of writing material for a new album, and the demos Ive heard are as good (if not better) than the gorgeous, dark-hearted Americana they carved out when they first convened more than ten years ago.
Sat., April 4, 6 p.m., 2009