Folk You Can Bring Home to the Folks

When I called home, my parents didn’t suspect my ulterior motives. While discussing Law & Order reruns is a topic that I am more than capable of entertaining, I did not call to gossip about Lennie Briscoe’s trite witticisms. No, I reached out to announce my discovery of Love. The moment I dropped the bomb, my mother squealed with joy.

“Who is it??” she deplored, and a cascade of similar questions unfurled raucously for some minutes. When the flow of exuberance dialed down to a trickle, I finally got a word in edgewise. She questioned which qualities drew me to him, as I have always been drawn to independence and an eclectic style. I confirmed that these adjectives are spot-on, but that I wasn’t done explaining.

“His voice is kinda folky…” I cautioned to my city-dwelling mother, but she was understanding. She tentatively asked if he had many friends, and I was very proud to confirm what great friends they are.

Shakey Graves comes around often, you would like him. Very DIY lifestyle. Their friend Sadie (from L.A.) is in town as well, she’s a hoot and a half-”

“Is he a party animal?” she interjected.

“Not per se, though one of his friends is a real Wild Child. All my friends rock, Mom.” That calmed her nerves, and her acceptance renewed.

“Well what is his name?” she asked at last.

Marmalakes,” I swooned.

“Well when am I going to get to meet him?” I knew this was coming, and further I knew all my friends, including Marmalakes, would be at the Parish on July 14th.

Marmalakes, Wild Child, Shakey Graves, and Sadie & the Blue Eyed Devils will perform at the Parish on July 14th. Doors are at 8 PM, and the event is open to all ages (so long as they have $7).

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