Wil Johnson rolling in on his motorcylce and playing a heartfelt solo set still stands out. Jimmy Rice and WIl Quinlan getting together at the Paul Moroz memorial was one of the most emotional moments I experienced on that deck.
Corey Brannan and Jon Snodgrass on a chilly December evening was everything right about music at New World.
A photo of Mike O’Neill shot by Danny McGuire hangs on Mike Kennedy’s wall, taken at a New World show, personifies everything about Michael and his music.
And then there was the time the Blue Rags were shut down by the noise police so they belted out a capella This Land is your Land
I’m sure there are shows I don’t even remember, or were just part of the fabric of an evening playing foos ball.
I know New World will go on and more great shows will come, but there will never be the same thing as packing under the patio with a bunch of your friends listening to music.
Thank you to all of the staff and musicians that helped create those experiences.