Even though they have been back to Pittsburgh numerous times, I haven’t seen the band play in over five years. That first concert will go down as THE least attended show I have ever been to. I still love the band, even as they veer away from ‘baroque rock’ to a more leaner sound. They sounded extremely tight at Smalls. Richard was way cool to do the First/Last dance in December as I rounded up my fav albums of last year. They are working on a new record and you can help out by going here.
I have been a fan of M&TNS&S since before the band released their first album. Throughout many personnel changes, the one constant has been songwriter Richard Edwards to carry on the ‘Margot’ moniker. Their latest release has more of a streamlined sound with guitar replacing the ‘orchestration’ vibe the band had going. Make no mistake, it’s great stuff. Richard was kind enough to participate in the ongoing First/Last Advent spectacle of 2010.