Not that a Shotgun & Jaybird reunion, even a one-off, isn't an event in and of itself. Formed in Dawson City but spending most of their short, entertaining run in Sackville, the two artists are local institutions and familiar Sappy faces. But after years of experiencing Squire as a folk artist, or Jimmie playing his quirky, sometimes noisy solo material, there was a certain novelty to seeing them rock out together again. (For Squire's part, it was a reminder that he's actually a rather engaging electric guitarist.)
Shotgun & Jaybird's songs feel like they were penned purely for fun, just two clever writers trying to impress one another, but they're so genuine and inviting that there's room for everyone to join in. If the set was, indeed, a last hurrah for the duo (which I personally doubt), it was a sweet and sentimental one.
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