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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!
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!
I recently took a trip to the Smoky Mountains with my brother Rob’s wife and daughters, her parents, and my own, to release some of my brother’s ashes into the Appalachians, up there. His 18-year-old daughter, Madison, found this perfect spot. This stream is on the Gatlinburg side of the Great Smoky Mountain. Fortunately, we made it up there just a few weeks before the deadly wildfires of this past week.
Rob, myself and our family used to travel up here every Christmas, to romp around around in the snow, hike the trails and go skiing. Like all of us, Rob loved it, and while his soul is with the Lord, I know he’d sure be happy with the returning of the ashes of his body to the earth, right here in this beautiful, peaceful setting that held so many great memories for our family. Rest in Peace, Rob. We love you, and will never forget you.