Every once in a while a ""scene"" comes into being, a place and time you know will get stuck in your head and heart as ""the good old days"". Well, go to Sam's Barbecue on any Wednesday Night and experience that great feeling again. SIDESADDLE, a beloved 30-year-institution in the international world of Bluegrass Music, plays at Sam's every Wednesday from 6 to 9 pm to a house filled with a wonderful and welcoming group of fans from every walk of life who would never cross paths except for SIDESADDLE'S great music, the down-home barbecue, and the friends that make both. This audience, restaurant staff, and band interact with palpable warmth and sincerity.\r
A few years back, ""O, Brother, where art thou"" brought Bluegrass to the foreground. SIDESADDLE'S mainstays have played music in the living room with many of the musicians who made the ""O, Brother"" soundtrack so powerful. This band glows with the patina that only 30 years of playing and singing 3 and 4-part harmony can create. One picker thinks it and the other picker plays the third. \r
Nothing goes better with Bluegrass than Barbecue, and don't let my praise for the music play down the lip-smackin'-finger-lickin' juicy-licious barbecue at Sam's, which they generously pile on your plate along with excellent classic barbecue ""sides"". \r
You can't beat Wednesdays at Sams. \r
Pros: Read my review! All this and off-street parking, too.
Cons: Have Sidesaddle or the ""Yes Ma'am's"" play Monday through Thursday!