Had a change of plans for Friday so I was able to get to Worcester to see Mike Law.
Besides Mike there are other reasons I like Worcester. I will get into them as we move on.
He was playing bass with Jeff Berg’s band Night Train.
Jeff is known around has bass player for Ryan Hartt and the Blue Hearts.
They were at a well hidden local bar called Vincent’s.
Now, Worcester still is home to the local neighborhood drinking spot. I spent 7 years as a student in Worcester and also some time as a city employee, giving me a chance to visit a number of places. So in deference to me being the newbie in the bar, I refrained from any crowd shots.
The first recommendation for a visit was the meatball sandwich. It was big, good, and tasty.
Now the place itself is narrow with tables and a long bar. It is part of a 3 decker, Worcester’s traditional housing stock. And for those of you that remember the days of phone booths, they have one! It had a cozy feel because of all the wood, walls, chairs and tables. Now you might have noticed there are stuffed animals lining the walls.
I spent many years in Worcester and the places to visit are numerous. Vincent’s had people coming and going. A little suprising because it is really off the beaten path.
The band was right close to the crowd but did not overwhelm the audience. Many people greeted the band as they entered.
In closing, I loved the neon in the window.
And so we had a chance to visit a friend’s daughter and friends of Mike along with getting a nice spot to visit on future trips to Worcester.
The rain held up until I was making the last leg of the trip home.
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Written, produced, directed and photographed by Domenic Forcella.