Brent Randall and His Pinecones NXNE, Toronto, ON June 17 to 21, 2009

Brent Randall termed the trio format of this gig his "mini-Pinecones," but the Halifax-based tunesmith doubled ably on both keyboards and guitar. Their very tuneful songs showed 70s AM pop influences on some tunes, while "Mr. Shoemaker Man" had an almost vaudevillian approach. Sweet stuff.