BILLY RUANE came home last night.
The relentless local music adventurer, who passed away unexpectedly in October, had been lauded in both song and spirit. From Lady Lamb the Beekeeper’s moving onstage sentiments as word spread the night of Ruane’s demise, to the overflow crowd at his wake and the subsequent gathering at ZuZu, and finally as his ashes wafted out over the sold-out downstairs of the Middle East at the conclusion of his memorial party in November, his path led inevitably back to Central Square.
The lineup for the Nov. 17 Billy Ruane Memorial Birthday Bash at the Middle East has been revealed, via mideastclub.com and the event's Facebook page (with both warning us that more acts will be announced leading up to the show). Performing next Wednesday are (in no particular order):
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper (photo above by Glenn French)