The walk over to the Iron Horse (Center St.) was great, a perfect day and the city was Sunday sleepy. I had only ever been to the Calvin Theater for a Ray Lamontagne show and from what I remember that venue was a lot bigger--The Iron Horse seats maybe 150 people or so. We were orignially seated downstairs but requested different seats because we were in the back behind some chatty Kathys; JerseyShore talked to the waiter and got us this amazing booth upstairs with a clear view of the stage.
The opening band Slow Runner was as great. I actually enjoyed Slow Runner more than William Fitzsimmons because their songs are more upbeat than W. Fitzsimmons sad, self effacing jams--after the car ride out and great food I was full of energy and wanted to groove to music like Slow Runners keyboard/guitar/bass/drum/mandolin/banjo jams, I didn't want to be lulled into sleepy sadness. Fitzimmons' music is great, but I definitely but it into that Iron & Wine quiet time mix on my iPod.
I wanted to post a video of Slow Runner but the only ones I could find were either poor quality or a song I didn't love. So, go to their myspace page here (I especially love "Strange Days,") and listen to their songs, then go online and buy them--support small, up and coming artists!