Violent Femmes frontman Gordon Gano joined in the fun at a benefit for the Jamaica Plain Music Fest the other night, sitting in (on violin) with the JP-based roots combo Tallahassee during its set at Tres Gatos. (We’re told Gano’s sister lives in JP.) Highlights included a cover of Paula Abdul’s “Straight Up” and a version of the Violent Femmes classic “Blister in the Sun” that had everyone in the place singing along. The JP Music Fest takes place Sept. 7.
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