The Alternate Routes, led by Tim Warren and Eric Donnelly, got their start at Fairfield University, my alma mater. Many of us who went to college with them have their stories; mine is that I took a calculus class with Warren freshman year. Later on, after he graduated, I walked around one evening and helped him post up fliers for a show as we caught up. He was always a nice guy, and the Alternate Routes have always made great music.
So it was pretty awesome to catch them on “The Late Late Show” Monday night. They’re still in top form, and the performance was fantastic. That, plus their music being featured during the Olympics’ opening on NBC, is amazing progress for them, and I know a lot of us are rooting for further success!