It’s the second time that Tubb and his Modern Day Troubadours have been in town. Last time, Tubb’s band joined Hymes onstage for the opening set. This time, with two new Troubadours onboard, Hymes went it alone, a situation he’s used to. After his set, he told me that’s how he started out, before putting his own band, Carolina Freight, together. (That act played in late July at Fork in the City.)
But with a late call from Tubb to join the eastern leg of his latest tour, Hymes had to leave his band back in Fayetteville, N.C. He did a strong and confident job of it, as you see here with one of his originals, “Going Home,” performed Aug. 15 at Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill.