When I was running the Boilermaker 15K in July, I LOVED the band that was playing outside the Utica Zoo. They were bluesy and danceable. I dance-ran by them, a move which I am sure looks perfectly ridiculous but is fun nevertheless. I still had not gotten around to looking up who the band was. In my defense, I’ve been busy.
Fast forward to Chicks Along the Canal, part of Little Falls Canal Fest, last Saturday, Aug. 12. While the cast of The Tempest (remember, that play I’m in?) waited to perform, the best band was playing! They were bluesy! They were danceable! I went over to the tent and danced.
“Bands like it when you dance to their music,” I told my fellow cast members. Another listener was dancing, a gentleman wearing an ARMY cap. He waved at me, and went over and dance with him.
It was while I was dancing that the band began to sound familiar. Ooh! Was it the awesome band from the Boilermaker? I thought maybe!
After their set, I saw the lead singer chatting with someone, so I approached and asked if they had been in front of the Zoo during the Boilermaker. They had!
“I LOVE you guys!” I said. “What is the name of your band?”
“The Cathie Timian Band,” was the answer. She gave me a card. When I got home, I looked up their website: http://www.cathietimian.com/. I also Liked the Cathie Timian Facebook page. I hope to hear them play again soon. You bet I’ll write a blog post about it.