According to guitar player and Pulitzer winning columnist Dave Barry, “We play music as well as Metallica writes novels.”
The Remainders are a band comprised mostly of writers. The lineup changes from show to show (because they play only once or twice a year) but for this gig it consisted of Dave Barry, Amy Tan, Mitch Albom, Scott Turow, Greg Iles, Ridley Pearson, and a few ringers who fancy themselves as “real” musicians. Tonight they were joined by Dave’s brother Sam, Mitch Albom’s wife, drummer Josh Kelly, saxophonist Erasmo Paulo and Monte Montgomery, who honestly may be the best guitar player I’ve ever seen live. I’ve seen him four or five times now, and every time it has blown me away what he’s capable of pulling out of that guitar.
Anyway, it was a helluva lot of fun, and went to benefit a good cause. Here are a few pictures from the show:
Yes, that was a Trek joke, Thankyouverymuch. Actually, that’s Erasmo Paolo.