Last Wednesday was the kick-off for Daytrotter Downs. The Thursday night show brought an expanded crowd to Adler Theatre, not even a full block from Daytrotter’s new Davenport studio/night club.
There was something to satisfy nearly every music lover on Thursday night. The 10-year anniversary show featured a typically eclectic mix of Daytrotter music, from the bluesy stylings of Curtis Harding through calmer acts like Mothers, and John Paul White, the ex-Civil Wars musician who closed out the night. Stellar hip hop from Minneapolis’s P.O.S and some soulful Iowa folk music from our own William Elliott Whitmore rounded out the bill.
The festival continued Friday night with Grande Marshall taking the stage of Village Theatre. The duo caught the early crowd’s interest, and Trevor Sensor, a singer-songwriter who had played the theatre before, also courtesy of Daytrotter, got the crowd to move in and fill up the “dance floor.”
West of Village Theatre, back downtown, another set of bands was taking the stage again at Daytrotter, with Liza Anne, Poema and rapper Allan Rayman filling the middle of the Friday night bill that eventually closed with Baltimore’s Sun Club.
All photos by Matthew Terry