The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit at Slim's, by Ria Burman
The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit (photo: Ria Burman)

Photos and words by Ria Burman

Dave Hanley opened the night at Slim’s with an acoustic set after taking a break for a few years, returning with guitar string-gusto and foot-tapping flair. The Sumner Brothers performed a short solo set afterwards. Playing sad songs with a guitar sounds clichéd, but the Sumner solo captivated and intrigued with lyrical truth infused gravel smooth voice blues. The Sumner Brothers collectively joined for an enjoyable guitar-crescendo rock sesh.

A fake-moustached crowd grew and grooved, sharing smiles and feel-good throughout the night. Friend/fan/follower of The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit, who goes by ‘Shane on you’, eagerly awaited the headliner’s appearance and dance-bopped by the stage, stating “These guys are a great jamming band!”  To boot, the band has their very own Wayne Campbell (aspchintersayswhat) shooting the show, leaving me wondering how the night could be any better.

Headlining, The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit brought bluegrass feel-good rock sway energy to the stage. Check out their lighthearted catchy swing-sensitive sweet “The Very Best” for a good bop/sway, and if you’re looking to channel the inner traveler, give “The Burden of Sea Captains” a whirl. The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit puts on a hearty show which satisfies the soul. When the rhythm beat begins to simmer within, you’ll be feasting your eyes to see when they’re playing again.