LIVE: King Wilkie & the M Shanghai String Band @ The Linda, 10/3/09

October 5th, 2009, 2:32 pm by Greg

This was a topsy-turvy show.

King Wilkie and the M Shanghai String Band are both acoustic bands rooted in traditional American old-timey country and bluegrass music, but who write their own original – and often very quirky – songs in those styles rather than relying on the traditional repertoire.

On Saturday night, the Brooklyn musical collective M Shanghai opened the show, but as the evening wore on it became quite clear that King Wilkie couldn’t top – or even match – their charismatic, contagiously joyous performance.

You can read my review from the Times Union.

Here are a few additional observations:

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