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Fortune Block featured Richard Inman and band for Upside Downtown

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Upside downtown continued with Richard Inman’s band Fortune Block, Thursday, July 21.

Fortune Block playing Upside Downtown outside Casa, July 21. Photo By RichardAmery

 I caught the second set, just as they were  launching into a Turnpike Troubadours cover.


 But most of their set was original music from their new CD “Might As Well Stay Home.”


 Inman was backed by Sweet Alibi’s Amber Rose Nielsen adding extra acoustic guitar and beautiful vocal harmonies and multi-instrumentalist  Kevin Peters.

 Inman’s resonant baritone rumbled  through Rotary Square outside of Casa and enraptured the audiences, enjoying the shade on a sweltering day


“ Hotdogs In Heaven,” was heartfelt tribute to John Prine and several of Inman and Neilsen’s influences.


 She chuckled when Inman brought  it to her, she “made it better.”


They also played a couple choice covers including  Bruce Robison’s  “Travelling Soldier,” and an obscure cover of  Jonathan  Byrd’s “ Clean” which closes the CD as well as closed their set.


 Steven William Foord plays Rotary Square outside Casa for Upside Downtown, this Thursday, July  28.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 July 2022 16:03 )  
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