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Great Concert @ Higher Ground!

I just got back from an evening of great Rock and Blues music at the Higher Ground Ballroom in South Burlington, VT. On invite from my friend Erik, I attended the concert without any previous knowledge of the bands on the bill. It was a packed house. Erik has great taste, it as an awesome show!

Headlining was Rock/Blues trio “Back Door Slam.” These guys certainly brought the crowd tonight. Lead singer and guitarist Davy Knowles is quite the talented musician. His voice is strong with energy and soul stretching far beyond his years. His guitar playing was spectacular. Knowles played so tastefully while still bringing forth an obvious natural talent for 6-stringed expression. The crowd agreed as the provided hearty applause after every solo and song ending. This lively applause brought the band back on stage for a two song encore starting with a tune featuring Davy on a mandolin. They closed it out with a solid, soulful blues ballad. Back Door Slam really had the room in their pocket.

Opening bands were “Township” and “Need To Breathe.” Both were hard rocking bands with a nice edge. Township played a solid set knocking out song after song and really getting the audience going. Need To Breathe relaxed and took their time, really sinking into the vibe of the moment. Two songs in their set included keyboards. Both bands were tight and have obviously seen many a stage.

Check out all three bands on myspace;
Back Door Slam
Need To Breathe


One Response

  1. sick

    i wish potsdam had exciting shows like that. i mean, except for that band behind bad luck! they seem to put on pretty exciting shows.

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