When I think of Dave Gleason & The Wasted Days Band playing live, it's like dancing to ass-kicking Country-Americana-Rock, the kind that wears out yer dance shoes in one song, spins you around & kicks your ass toward the bar. When you come back to the dance floor with a round of cold ones, your feet are already dancing before the next note is struck.
All Music Guide describes Dave Gleason as 'heavy, outlaw-influenced sound with its origin in classic Nashville counterculture.' They sure talk prettier than I do!
If you aren't familiar with The Starry Plough in fine town of Berkeley, California, you are in for a treat. In fact, first let me say that this is a damn nice stretch of Shattuck Avenue close to Ashby. It's actually on the corner of Prince Street - and when I used to live half a block up from the Plough, I'd often wander down and grab my dinners and a fresh beer to see what live music I could bump into.
Dinner? Damn right, kitchen is open until 11pm, get your Burger, your Pizza (capitalized out of respect) or what have you and dance your blues away! Nicest beer selection and plenty of hot and cold liquids with no intoxicants at all for your designated driver home.
35 years of Ploughing the neighborhood!
On one last happy note for everyone who goes: The Starry Plough had their sound system totally redone and Dave Gleason and his amazing band are guaranteed to sound as pretty as he looks. Yup, flirting with the man in the cowboy hat, you bet your behind I am.
- Your Northern Cal Last Minute Events Friend