This past weekend the longtime version of the Ryan Montbleau Band
bid fans farewell at a pair of shows at Boston's Paradise Rock Club. The group mixed songs
from throughout their 10-year career at the performances and even reunited with viola wiz
Laurence Scudder on Saturday night.
On Friday night the band kicked off the festivities with "Already There" and worked
through many of their most-beloved songs. Towards the end of the show, Montbleau and
guitarist Lyle Brewer offered a duo performance of "How Many Times?" and guitarist Luke
Milanese helped out on a cover of "Let's Dance."
Saturday saw the group treat fans to more beloved gems from the past 10 years, both covers
and originals. Longtime RMB friends Jesse Dee, Peter Prince and Johnny Trauma helped out
on a cover of John Lennon's "Jealous Guy." Scudder, who left the band a few years back,
joined in for the final nine songs of the evening including takes on "I Can't Wait,"
"Songbird," "This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)" and the version of "City" that brought
the show and the band to a close.
Watch video shot by sutmickle of "Let's Dance":
Audio of both shows can be purchased via the
band's online store. Montbleau will carry on with solo shows before he announces his
[Published on: 12/9/13]