Again, it's kind of a slow night for shows, but there is a benefit for Alive Hospice that's going on over at the Bluebird tonight. Beth Nielsen Chapman, Darrell Scott and Mary Gauthier all play that show, which starts at 9 p.m.
On a side and somewhat random note, I once met Beth Nielsen Chapman's son, or at least someone who said he was her son, at a party. One question he asked me, in the course of our conversation, was whether I thought Aloysius was a good band name. It didn't strike me as a particularly good or bad band name, but it was his middle name, and as middle names go, I think it's pretty awesome. I believe I said as much.
This fellow, middle name Aloysius, his girlfriend and I got to talking about music and recording a bit; he said he had a Neve channel strip (translation for non-dorks: expensive piece of recording equipment), and on the conversation went. I don't know if he wound up calling his band Aloysius, but when the new Silver Jews record came out, containing a song with the title "Aloysius, Bluegrass Drummer," I wondered if it was about this guy, since I can name exactly one occasion in my entire life on which the topic of being a musician with the name Aloysius has come up in conversation--and this is Nashville, after all, home to both Mr. Berman and the aforementioned son of Beth Nielsen Chapman.
Anyone know the scoop?