Walking home down Congress street after a pretty splendid evening, my friends and I stopped at the huge crowd, spilling over the sidewalk. This band was playing and getting everyone in a frenzy. I recorded this segment between two of their very few breaks – they’re like the Energizer Bunnies of breathing into metal instruments. Check em out here.
I crossed the street to take some shots of these guys cos they just looked really interesting, I did not expect their music to be so good. They’re all excellent at their own contribution, but the collective sound is something you can tell has been honed over many good times spent together.
They have a fast-paced bluesy-folk vibe, with the strong, throaty kind of singing that’s a personal fave of mine. They were incredibly welcoming and down to earth. Can’t wait to see them around town some more. I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for them online so I can share with the likes of ya’ll. Stay tuned for a video of this busking session coming soon.
When asked if I’d be interested in making a music video for Barossa Valley blues singer, Kelly Menhennett, I said what I always say, that I’d have a listen and think about it. In three minutes I was back on the phone.
I love this song and it reminded me straight away of the feeling of being in Austin at night. The uncrisp sounds, the texture of the light, and the sight of buskers everywhere. Luckily for me, the singer related straight away; she had recorded the album in Nashville.
Although the song is about desire, we steered that meaning to focus on music and featured our home-town of Adelaide in all the weird ways we love it.