Concert: NRBQ

BRATTLEBORO — At The Stone Church with Molly Steinmark and the new EP "Happy Talk." Nov. 24, 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance at, or $25 at the door. 210 Main St., Brattleboro

You might think that after 50 years, a band might want to settle down and just relax. If you do, you

don't know the Q!

Hot on the heels of last years critically acclaimed box set High Noon: A 50-Year History of NRBQ, Terry Adams, Scott Ligon, Casey McDonough, and John Perrin took a few days off from their never-ending touring schedule, entered Harmonium Studio, and finished this new five-song EP, bound in a beautiful six-panel package. Available on CD and Digital, "Happy Talk" contains two originals and the Qs spontaneous take on Roy Orbison's Only the Lonely, along with the band's years-in- the-making arrangement of Rogers & Hammerstein's South Pacific tune Happy Talk, which serves as the EPs title track. According to founding member Terry Adams, "I've been crazy about the song 'Happy Talk' since I was a kid; I bought every version I could find and still do. I've always wanted to record it. To get it right, you must realize that it's in its own place that's entirely separate from any song ever written."

As NRBQ continues a career now reaching into six decades, they show no signs of slowing down. As the song says, You gotta have a dream/if you don't have a dream/How you gonna have a dream

come true?

Dream on, and enjoy Happy Talk!


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