Collard Greens and Gravy at Syrup Lounge
Tim Chmielewski

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Collard Greens and Gravy
Syrup Lounge, Inkerman St, Balaclava
Sunday 11th April 2004

As I had nothing better to do on Sunday afternoon, I decided to follow the pattern of the past couple of weeks and go for a long walk. This time I would start at my place and walk into the city as it is about 10kms and takes approximately three hours, perfect for filling up part of the day where I wouldn't be doing much. I also took a big scoop from the box of 90 Easter Eggs I had at home as I don't feel like eating them all. (I was planning on giving some to the bar staff at the Pint on Punt on my way there.)

Approximately forty five minutes later I was walking past Syrup Lounge on Inkerman Street and heard Collard Greens and Gravy playing. As I wasn't really dressed for it I wasn't planning on stopping by. I changed my mind when I got to the park as I could still hear the music playing.

I was glad that I did as the music was great! I wish I had more money so I could have bought both their CD's after the gig. I particularly liked the special microphone that made Ian's harmonica sound like a big guitar.

Special mention must also go to DJ Max Crawdaddy who span some good tunes during the set breaks. Also the drummer and guitarist did some really great stuff and special guest Shannon Bourne (who usually plays with Chris Wilson on Sundays at the same venue) was excellent also.

I will try to go see Collard Greens and Gravy when they are playing around town next so I can get their CDs.