"Oh, THAT Vestapolitan....."
But a band that makes you wonder about its name - AND plays great music - is OK in my book.
Brad Vickers and His Vestapolitans play good-time Blues, skiffle, ragtime, country swing and something really swell he calls Roots & Roll.
His travel band features Margey Peters on bass/fiddle and vocals and she earned this triumphant pose.
(Is that just odd lighting or do I see blood trickling down her upraised left arm?)
The traveling band includes Brad on guitar (I notice he strokes mainly with his right thumb!) and John Collinge on clarinet and sax.
May I suggest you try the pulled pork (or chicken) plate with two sides. Dessert is a decadent moist brownie or banana pudding.
I went with the smoked beef brisket, smashed potatoes and BBQ beans.
Oh, and some tasty cold beers of course.
Local craft brewery Holy City has produced a fine Bowen's Island Oyster Stout.
Either enjoy that or their equally fine Pluff Mud Porter.
Porter or Stout - I like both.
But, back to the music performers:
I've been to places (PoHo) where the music doesn't even start until 11:00 pm.
A few times even later. Yikes.
This is a good mix of great music and good food.
I didn't get a chance to ask Brad the origin - and meaning - of his band's name.
He was the only one wearing a vest so that wasn't it.
In an email, he responded to my question.
In great detail. Thanks Brad.