Still on with the show and the band are over here to promote last years album ‘Wild and Reckless’ and the set is largely drawn from it. I don’t personally think it’s as strong as the previous album but live the songs do come to life. Without the additional keyboard the sound is a lot heavier than on previous outings and certainly adds a different dynamic to the show. What the songs lose in a little subtlety is made up for in riffs and they really rock in places.
The moody minimalist light bars around the stage add to the overall dirty club ambience and it complements this sound perfectly. After tracks from the new album front loaded in the set are over the concert really takes off mid-way through and doesn’t let up. The excellent ‘Lady in the Water’ gives us a chance to breathe and enjoy the multi part harmonies and a broken string on the other Eric’s guitar leads to an impromptu acoustic version of Black River Killer which is the personal highlight for me along with set closer ‘All around this land’.
So a completely different feel, tone and pace to the set than last time we saw them but it shows the versatility of this band that they can switch between styles, crank it up a notch and still provide a great night of music.
A thoroughly enjoyable evening and ‘tll the next time keep on rockin’ y’all