Jack Hinton my horse jump building partner and good friend had his 80th birthday this week. It happened to coincide with the opening of a new music venue just outside of Carleton Place called North on 29. So what better way to extend Jack's celebration that go to North on 29 to hear the Good Brothers for the joint's opening night.
Jack, John and Glennis all knew the Good Brother's music. I was the newbie when it came to the band. Jack for heavens sake even had a Good Brother's belt buckle that he had bought at a concert some 30 years back. At the end of the night the "Brothers" talked about it being a collectors item. The night was a blast. The music, some folk, some blue grass, some celtic was all perfect for a snowy evening in January. The venue, an old barn that had many years ago been converted into a restaurant/bar that venture failed. It sat empty for almost a decade until now when Adam McKinty the owner of the very successful Neat Cafe in Burnstown decided it would make a great place for food and bands.
It was wonderful to be out with friends for food and music on a Saturday night. I felt part of the community. It was nice....even neat.