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You never know what you’ll find out there on Record Store Day. It might be a limited-edition 12-inch, or a super rare test pressing. Or it might be Peter Wolf jamming out with Duke Levine and Marty Ballou in a back corner along the racks of your favorite independent shop.
That last bit is what went down on Saturday (April 21) up at Dyno Records in Newburyport, where Wolf threw down a surprise performance with a little help from Levine on guitar and Ballou on upright bass. The gig went down with maybe two dozen people inside the indie store on Middle Street near Waterfront Park.
In the video below, YouTube user Observer, fittingly enough, captures Wolf and the boys first playing “Long Way Back Again,” a solo jam released on Wolf’s 1998 record Fool’s Parade. After that the trio covers Otis Rush’s 1962 classic “Homework,” a song that was certainly no stranger to Wolf’s own J. Geils Band.
Those who were there got quite a treat.
Meanwhile, the tireless Peter Wolf has a few scheduled live gigs coming up this spring and summer, including a June 15 show at Boch Center’s Wang Theatre in Boston and appearances at Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield, Maine, on July 12 and 13. Get all his upcoming show info here.