The Orange Peel
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
October 29, 2009
A Doodee Music Master Recording
"If it's a DOODEE, you know it's the SHITŪ"
- Stripeydave 2008
Notta lotta folks in the know about Earl Greyhound so y'all got some catching up to do. I've been a fan of these guys for a few years and was tickled to see they'd be making a rare trip down south. EG is a really interesting trio that melds cultural diversity into a big ol' rockin' monster of a band. They've been compared to Led Zeppelin quite a bit and that's definitely one of the influences you can hear in their sound. The band's motto says it better than I ever could - Rock Your Faces, Mix The Races. Matt looks like Jesus and plays like Jimmy Page aping Steve Marriott. Kamara has a great vocal range and can wail with the best of 'em. Ricc Sheridan - wow - let's just say I'm glad I'm not a drum. This guy plays with as much brute force as I've ever seen. Tree trunk arms will do that fo' ya. I remember seeing an old VH1 plug with Iggy Pop. He was asked to describe what it feels like to play live. His answer - it should be like flight, like flying, while dinosaurs pound the earth. I think that pretty much sums up Earl Greyhound.
This is a short but potent set as they were the first band up on a most incredible triple bill with Shooter Jennings and JJ Grey And Mofro. Gotta put an editorial note in here folks - this type of lineup is a nice illustration of what happens when quality music meets entertainment value. I paid $23 for a ticket and got to see three outstanding bands that graced me with a collective 4 hours and 15 minutes of music. I recently attended a show at a Live Nation owned venue and my ticket "convenience" fees alone were $19, damn near the total price of admission to this excellent show. I was also given the priviledge of paying a paltry $9 for a Bud Light as well. I urge everyone - patronize your locally owned live music venues and cast your vote for the support they provide to your individual communities and music scene. This whole corporate ticketing/venue/radio owning monster is too big, too controlling and has way too much influence on what you get to hear (and more importantly what you don't get to hear) and what you have to pay to see certain shows. It needs to go and casting your vote via where you spend your $$ is the agent of change.
And with that, consider the soapbox vacated. Y'all enjoy!
2. Ghost And The Witness
6. Oye Vaya
Matt Whyte - G/V
Kamara Thomas - B/V
Ricc Sheridan - D
Trade only. Support Earl Greyhound by buying their records and merchandise and attending their shows.
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