Here’s one more “unplugged” acoustic cover from the Dead 27’s. This one is of Stevie Wonder’s ’74 classic, “Livin’ in the City”. Again, you can’t really even try to take a song like this one on unless you’ve got a lot of soul in you. These guys do.
Here’s a couple of more great tunes for you! If you want to catch a fantastic up-and-coming band, check out the Dead 27s (named for all of the famous musicians who died at age 27, including Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin, among others). They are based out of Charleston, SC, where they recently won Rock Band of the Year and Best Rock Song for the area. Their sound is a mix of rock, funk and soul. They’ve put out a couple of albums, the most recent being Ghosts Are Calling, which represents their first major record deal. They’ll be touring to support the album this year.
Will Evans, their lead guitarist, keyboardist and harmony vocalist is a great guy who is marrying my wife’s cousin, Amanda. We get to see both of them each year up on the farm in Hartsville, SC, which I’ve written about before. I’m excited for both of them. I’m sure 2017 is going to be an epic year for them both, in many ways!
Anyway, the Dead 27s have an active Facebook page and they regularly post “unplugged” acoustic videos. I’m going to post a couple of fantastic covers they did. This one is of Prince’s “Little Red Corvette”, in tribute, shortly after his passing. This is Will and lead singer, Trey Francis. I don’t too many people who could pull this song off… You’ve just got to have a lot of soul to do it. These guys have got it. I’ll post one more after this showing the whole band tackling Stevie Wonder. It’s pretty amamzing! Enjoy, and make sure to check ’em out!
So, I haven’t posted any new music in a very long time… Here’s one… “I Need Never Get Old” by Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats. I think I may need to make it my theme song for this year… : ) I was excited to get tickets (from my wife) to catch Nate and the Night Sweats at the St. Augustine Amphitheater this coming Spring (April 24th, I think it is). I stumbled upon these guys watching “Later with Jools Holland”. These guys are pretty fantastic, to say the least! They rock hard, have some really interesting, different tunes, a lot of soul, and they don’t take themselves too seriously, even though they are very serious musicians, indeed. This song makes me want to either pick up my guitar or dance! Pretty infectious stuff! I dig the horns. They bring to mind a lot of old ska bands from back in the day!
A peek at the fun from our recent annual trip up to farm country in Hartsville, SC at Thanksgiving! Roasting hot dogs on a stick and making s’mores is always on the agenda here. Good times!