There seemed to be much more peak-and-valley jamming at this show than I had remembered in the past. I think that’s mainly due to the progression of the rhythm section. Rager pounded the drums ferociously with the stamina of a ’70s porn star, while Ben Chambers’ booming bass sound filled the room with authority. It was clear from the moment Chambers dominated the mix brilliantly during Franz Hanzerbeak that he was in control of the tempo and direction of the jams. It was pretty surprising ,as I thought both guys were nothing special during my first TLG experiences.
Often bloggers get accused of fluffing, so I’ll be honest here: There were points when the similar song structures got old. I loved TLG’s improvs, but some of their songs just weren’t my cup of tea (see). That being said, pencil me in for the next time Tea Leaf Green comes to my town. TLG returns to NYC on June 3rd for a Rocks Off boat cruise. And if I don’t go, Ace may take it personally.
Let’s take a look at some more of Coach’s photos:
Trevor Garrod lets his soul glo
Josh Clark leans into it
Jammin’ the night away
Scott Rager keeps the band in time
Ben Chambers putting every ounce of effort into a bass solo
The new Man In Black
“I Like The Good Times, I Like The Funk”
“It’s a long way…….”
Set I: Taught To Be Proud > Kali Yuga > One Reason > Georgie P. > These Two Chairs, Faced With Love, The Devils Pay > Broom, Don’t Curse The Night, If It Wasn’t For The Money
Set II: Lil Hood > Garden Part 1 > Garden Part III > Garden Part II > Dragon Fly, I’ve Been Seeking, Franz Hanzerbeak> Inc. Devil > Criminal Intent > Trouble > Criminal Intent > Make A Connection > Morning Sun
ENCORE: Emma Lee > Mistletwo> Have A Drink On Me
Go get it, and enjoy these guys when they hit your town next…