New Jersey Stage

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Luna Musings By Colie Brice

(ASBURY PARK, NJ -- JUNE 15, 2011) -- Listening to Emily Grove's set at the Saint last night.  It occurred to me that Asbury Park might be better suited to be called Asbury Garden – as it's always heartening to hear and observe successive generations of artists stake their claim in the AP Garden's ever expanding cultural legacy and Emily is doing just that. 

With the well seasoned Michael Brett lending his contemplative guitar style and the seriously talented we are backing her up, Emily did a great job reaching out to the audience and explaining the context of her songs and their inspiration.  With high end sonics delivered by the mighty Hinge, and with my beautiful birthday bride Manuela in tow, everything unified to comprise an enchanting evening of Phanphest style musical connectivity.  Btw, if you haven't been to the Saint lately – you're missing out. 

Scott and Meg have assembled a truly world class, eclectic selection of interesting brews including Shiner Ruby Red which is made with with genuine Texas Rio Red Grapefruit and ginger. This tasty lager features grapefruit tartness and finishes with a 'lil kick of ginger.  A perfect antidote for cotton mouth I'd imagine, but I digress..  Tip your bartender!