Josh Krajcik, Mitch Pinkston, Gran Bel Fisher, and Corey Gillen
Last weekend we went down to Wooster to see my best friend and best man, Corey Gillen, play drums with Josh Krajcik Band and Gran Bel Fisher at a little coffee house named Seattle’s. The place was absolutely packed, with an unbelievably good audience. Krajcik Band is filling as Gran Bel’s backing band on his current tour, but in Krajcik’s hometown, Fisher was opening for Krajcik.
“Krajcik Band always brings a packed house,” said Wilson, the owner of Seattle’s. “These people come in here to hear original music. You get a cover band in here, they’ll boo them off the stage.”
They’re playing the Cambridge room at the Cleveland House of Blues tonight and tomorrow night. Then it’s off to a sold-out Bonnaroo on Saturday, where you can see them at the Kat Nap Cafe in between Elvis Costello and Beck.
And if you ever get a chance to hit up Wooster, just hang out on Liberty Street: you can try the catfish dinner at CW Burgerstein’s, get ice cream at the Dari-Land, and browse the awesome selection at the Books In Stock bookstore. If you happen upon Seattle’s, ask them for a shot of Le-Bomb James: a Krajcik Band original concoction of Crown Royal, Sprite, grenadine, and sweet and sour mix. It won’t disappoint.