“What’s the worst than can happen? Well now we know.” Dinty Child, in today’s premiere, recounts the true tale of an incident at The Border – which is a Mexican restaurant in Boston. And whilst it does have a South of the Border feel the incident is – depending on your point of view – fairly minor. What happened was that Andrew Marlin (of Mandolin Orange fame) broke a window with a carelessly thrown frisbee. “The girls in the corner were pretty freaked out”, but that was a problem solved by drinks of the gratis kind and the manager was cool about it – selling more drinks until Dinty and Andrew and co “floated off to heaven at the Holiday Inn.” This is a tale from the road in all its desperate honesty.
‘Incident at the Border‘ is taken from Dinty Child’s recent album ‘Lucky Ones‘, surprisingly his debut solo release. Dinty Child has been a fixture of the Boston folk and roots scene for many years performing mainly with the band Session Americana, as well as the experimental Chandler Travis Philharmonic, and the unapologetically loud and grimy Catbirds, as well as taking time out to be the sensitive sideman to any number of singer/songwriters.