Yesterday at quarter ’til six all the tables at Glisan Street acoustic music and drinking establishment, The Laurelthirst, were spoken for. It seems word is now out about Two Beers Veirs, and the band’s October series of free Wednesday shows.
EP available at live shows for $5
While we could have arrived earlier, we did manage to secure a spot on the padded bench in the back corner. I ordered Organic Tree Hugger Porter from Laurelwood Brewing Co. and a pinot noir for Darby and then prepared my ears for the old time offerings of Ms. Veirs and her collaborators (one of whom is the guitar player for The Decemberists).
While it’s not always fruitful to make comparisons, my first thought once the music started was how Two Beers Veirs reminds me of Ollabelle, a band we saw perform at Merlefest last spring.
According to Local Cut, Veirs says the title of her EP and group, “Two Beers Veirs,” was her dad’s nickname in college and once her friends discovered that fact hers as well. Neither could down much alcohol.
[MP3] “Spike Drivers Blues” by Two Beers Veirs