But we were most pleasantly surprised this time. Chris Mills is a singer/songwriter/guitarist (in this case, with a drummer and bassist backing him up), who writes tuneful, soulful, and energetic Southern-flavored rock/pop. His lyrics are quirky in a way that should appeal to a lot of my friends- one of his songs is called "Escape From New York," another was inspired by "Love in the Time of Cholera," and a third appears to be a kiss-off note to Mothra...
He and his bandmates came off very well live... usually, I don't get a good impression of a band if I first see them live, especially in a place with iffy acoustics. But they sounded quite good, enough so that I bought a CD, which also was well worth listening to.
Here's a sample:
You Are My Favorite Song