Former Naples resident Bat McGrath returned to his old stomping ground, performing before an overflow crowd at the Naples Grape Festival on Saturday afternoon. The seasoned crowd, many of whom may not have been strangers to the 1970s Alexander Street scene themselves, overflowed the large tent and spilled out onto the lawn behind the old Naples Town Hall.
Bat and his long time guitarist Ethan Porter shared the stage with a strategically placed tent pole.
Across the street, Republican Rep. Richard Hanna buttonholed a future voter.
Bat performed at the grand reopening of the Blue Eagle Tavern on Italy Hill on June 30th. We don't know if Eddie Shank was able to attend.