Last night, ensemble member Mike Shannon gathered his band, Corporal, at Double Door for a one-night-only show. Scott Lucas and the Married Men played first, treating the audience to a great set that ended with a jam-session version of The Beatles classic, "I Got a Feeling." Corporal took over, playing all the songs on their first album in order. One audience member suggested the show should be called "A Corporal Experience," given the range of the kind of songs they played, some slow and melodic and others louder and even a little aggressive (including the reprise of "Obama," a timely song given the show took place on Election Day Eve). The crowd filled out to about 100 people (a very rough estimate), and included fellow Ensemble members Guy Van Swearingen, Kirsten Fitzgerald, and Craig Wright (whose adaptation of The Iliad opens in less than two weeks). We also spotted Walter Briggs, last seen in A Louis Slotin Sonata here at A Red Orchid Theatre.
Corporal consists of Mike Shannon on vocals and guitar, Ray Rizzo (center) on drums, and Rob Beitzel (to the left) on guitar as well. Last night, Matt Scobee stepped in to cover the bass. You can find the band here and on i-Tunes. Thanks for coming, guys.