Last night, the Great Lake Swimmers made their way to Thunder Bay along with Megan Bonnell. They played at Crocks and both performances were simply fantastic. Admittedly, I had never heard of Megan Bonnell but she had an amazing voice and put on a really intimate performance. For the first few songs she played the keyboard and for a few other songs she played the guitar. I really love stripped down shows and I'm glad I didn't miss this one.
After Megan was done, there was a short break and then the Great Lake Swimmers came on to stage. I was familiar with a few of their songs but I was anxious to hear more from their library of music. As with Megan, they decided to do a very bare bones session as well. It was just the three of them, each with an instrument and that's all they needed. Lead singer, Tony Dekker, sounded stunning. I had heard some of their more upbeat songs going into the night, but all the songs he sang where very mellow and it really complimented his voice.
Crocks is always a great venue for concerts and they were lucky to score both the Great Lake Swimmers and Megan Bonnell. I was there shooting once again for The Walleye and my wife Anne joined me, who was equally impressed with both performances. Thanks as alway to The Walleye for the opportunity to hear some great bands play good music!