Last Friday, in the Higher Ground Showcase Lounge, Jer Coons returned home to play for his friends & family. Opening for him were Seth Glier
and Jesse Ruben.
We didn’t hear about the show until the middle of the week, so I suspect that’s why the room wasn’t sold out. (Jer has a history of selling out the Showcase Lounge.)
After Jesse Ruben finished his set, the lights went down, the stage was prepped, and quietly, the band took their places. Sans Jer, they started into a driving rendition of the 2001 theme music and Jer took the stage wearing a space suit.
And cowboy boots.
As he jumped into “Speak”
the crowd stared on in awe.
Clint Bierman hung out in the shadows, par for the course.
Peter Day brought out the upright bass.
Jamie Bright killed it on the keys.
and Jeff Vallone largely avoided my lens for the night. (Sorry Jeff!)
These are but a selection from the full gallery of photos from the evening.
Nice to see you back in town, Jer! Looking forward to the next show. Give us a few more days notice next time, we’ll spread the word!