tonight i FINALLY got to see pat and ryan play with the whole band, since EVERY TIME they had a gig before, i was out of town. or the venue burned down. long story. anyway, it was sort of appropriate i guess that tonight’s show was at nevin’s – since they were so big at open mic there last summer (back when it was kara and the boys before it was pat and the girls). the show was AWESOME and i am so proud of those guys! ryan is such a great songwriter and pat has picked up the bass so quickly (but was there any doubt? this kid has had nary a piano lesson and can blow through songs it takes me months to learn)!! their temp drummer is amazing – this guy can play everything. will and steve met kate, jon and i at nevin’s and a lot of pat and ryan’s friends from home and school were there. also talked to bogdanovich (peter barnes) who i hadn’t seen for awhile. that kid is always wearing the same outfit. always. paul was there working the sound system and later sheila dropped by too. it was a party!

i picked up ryan’s cd, ‘climb,’ which you can purchase over at cd baby for $12 (so worth it) or come to a show and get one for $10. they’re already getting airplay in st. louis!

ok i’m done gushing – here’s ryan’s website if you want more info.