Crooked Fingers

Singer-songwriter Eric Bachmann pulled out all the stops for his Parish showcase, playing with a band that included a back-up singer/flautist and trumpet player. The full instrumentation gave the necessary richness to the Spanish-inflected tracks from his latest album, Dignity and Shame. As an added attraction for fans of Bachmann's former band, the Archers of Loaf, ex-Archers bassist Matt Gentling was an antic presence at stage left, rocking back and forth on the balls of his feet or bowing a stand-up bass.