Jazz, Phish, instrumentals, and some really talented musicians = one of the best musicals Sundays I have had in a good while. The 8×10 is my home away from home, and anytime I spend there is beautiful.
Last night was a really great example of that. All the “Phans” from the Baltimore scene came out to experience a different take on our favorite band. And I’d like to think everyone was pretty impressed. I have had the pleasure of playing a lot of music with Matt Chase (guitar) over the last few years, as well as having his brother Adam Chase (drums) sit in with us once or twice. So I guess there is a personal connection to this project for me having some great friends in the band. On top of that, my homie, Patrick Rainey (Bari-Sax) was apart of the magic last night as well. OH YEAH, and Kenny Liner (The Bridge) was in a attendance, a know Phish enthusiast :-). Needless to say, the entire night was special.
What I love most about this project is the way the music is interpreted and changed in the form of the groove and pocket. The horns sing to you, while the rest of the band is able to throw simplistic, yet complicated maneuvers to add a entirely new and fresh twist to all the timeless songs.
Every blog post I do, I feel like I am ending it with it with “go check out this band….” etc, but I think I have been blessed to see so much fresh music that is pushing the boundaries of music these days.
- Lawn Boy
- 46 Days
- Moma Dance
- Camel Walk
- Alumni Blues
- First Tube
- Bathtub Gin
- E: Tweezer Reprise