Steve Allain

One thing Rhode Island hasn’t had a shortage of this weekend: music. It seems our little state has been teeming with music festivals and individual shows. I asked Moonie which act he’d like to check out last night, and he wanted to see his pal Steve Allain play the Portsmouth Publick House.

So we did.

Steve-Allain

Moonie was even greeted by his musical pal with a smile.

It was a great evening at the Publick House. We were seated near some happy groups of people that were digging the live music. Moonie and I split a pile of food, from turkey chili to a burger to mashed potatoes, and he ordered and polished off a “big boy” beer, meaning 22 ounces of hiccup-inducing liquid.

Steve played a great mix of original music, including some of our favorites from his latest album “Thirteen,” and covers that included some great blues renditions and a sweet serenade of the Beatles’ “Blackbird” to an adorable baby boy in the front row.

“That’s his youngest fan,” Moonie whispered to me, “But I’m still his littlest.”

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