The return of Son, Ambulance tonight…

Category: Blog — Tags: , , — @ 2:02 pm January 16, 2014
Joe Knap and his son, Neal, circa 2001.

Joe Knap and his son, Neal, circa 2001.

by Tim McMahan,

Joe Knapp and his band Son, Ambulance are returning to the stage tonight at The Waiting Room after more than four years’ absence. Hear Nebraska has some of the backstory here.

Joe always has been one of my favorite songwriters, local or not. I first met him in the ‘late 90s and first interviewed him in 2001 when Saddle Creek released his split LP with Bright Eyes called Oh Holy Fools. From a songwriting standpoint, Joe stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Conor. But in the end, only one would reach national stardom.

The event is being held in honor of Rob Bass’ 40th Birthday. Also helping celebrate are InDreama and Routine Escorts. $5, 9 p.m. Don’t let the wind scare you…

Also tonight, Detroit band The Rushmore’s are headlining at O’Leaver’s with The Decatures and Michael Wunder and the Uninspired. $5, 9:30 p.m.

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1 Comment »

  • It’s Rob Bass… not Ron.
    Happy Birthday Rob!

    Comment by Tom P. — January 16, 2014 @ 3:49 pm

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