On Saturday, Connecticut-based jam quartet Eggy took the stage at The Capitol Theatre in support of Twiddle‘s Frendsgiving festivities.
Eggy has had a big year of growth performing successively larger shows, opening for (and sitting in with) established touring acts, and steadily debuting an ever-growing list of new songs. While the band has performed at the Cap’s adjoining bar, Garcia’s, on various occasions—including a Frendsgiving pre-show in 2019—Saturday’s set marked a meaningful milestone: Eggy’s graduation to the historic theater’s main stage.
Continuing a trend that has helped earn the band new fans at every gig, Eggy kept The Capitol Theatre crowd on its toes with a set packed with exciting new material, deep jams, and a creative, set-closing cover of a new Big Thief track released just this month. Expanding their sound and repertoire yet again, Eggy’s Jake Brownstein (pedal steel/guitar/vocals), Dani Battat (keyboards/vocals), Mike Goodman (bass/vocals), and Alex Bailey (drums/vocals) kicked off their hour-long set with back-to-back debuts featuring Brownstein on pedal steel: the instrumental “Beaver Creek” and the cleverly unpunctual “Nearly Always Late”.
Another pair of 2021-vintage tunes followed with the funky, synth-heavy groove of “One Stop Shop” and the lyrically compelling “Sweaters For Strawmen”. From there it was time to explore, as the band took fan-favorite “Today and Tomorrow” out for a sprawling journey that swelled, exploded, mellowed, and reverberated in dynamic cycles over the course of 20+ entrancing minutes. Finally, with time for one more, Eggy once again pulled a new cover from the contemporary music world with a lush reimagining of the title track from Big Thief’s new album, “Time Escaping”. (Check out the original, too. It’s quite different, but just as engaging).
Below, you can watch a full, pro-shot video of Eggy performing at The Capitol Theatre via FANS and check out the band’s official Eggy Frendsgiving “ReCAP” video. Scroll down to check out a gallery of photos from the show courtesy of photographer Chris Quinn (Mighty Quinn Media). Listen to more recent Eggy shows via nugs.net here.
Eggy – The Capitol Theatre – Full Set [Pro-Shot] – 11/27/21
Eggy – “Time Escaping” (Big Thief) – Frendsgiving “ReCAP” Video – 11/27/21
Setlist [via The Carton]: Eggy | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 11/27/21
Set 1: Beaver Creek > Nearly Always Late > One Stop Shop > Sweaters for Strawmen > Today and Tomorrow, Time Escaping
 Debut, Jake on pedal steel
 “The Windup” (Keith Jarrett) teases
 FTP, Big Thief cover
Eggy is preparing for a number of year-closing concerts this month. Next up is a special Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tribute show on Saturday, December 4th at Broad Brook Opera House in East Windsor, CT on Saturday, 12/4. Watch a preview for the special CSNY show below. The band will then ring in the new year with a Phish late-night in NYC on 12/30 and a gig opening for Aqueous in Buffalo on 12/31. For a full list of upcoming Eggy tour dates, head here.
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