The Robin Gottfried Band at Red Square September 19, 2018   Leave a comment

IMG_0887

I had a great time seeing music a couple of Wednesdays ago at Red Square. It had been a long day and I thought that catching a little music in the evening might be nice. The show was set to go from 7-11, but by the time I got home, settled and out the door, it was already late.

I took the lovely walk downtown and wondered if I should have worn a coat. It was right on that fine line. I slid into the Square, got a drink, then went to the alley. Robin Gottfried Band were on stage playing Shaky Ground. They launched into a cool jazzy pop song called Criminal Investigation, then ended set 2. Such timing.

I hung out for a bit then the band returned to the stage. They played as a four piece with a cool bassist and keyboard player. Ian Koeller was on drums and seemed to casually perfectly keep the beat, through he could shift on a dime to a new rhythm and let loose furious bursts of drums when needed. Robin has a nice clear voice and when he gets going, his guitar playing is fantastic. Most of the songs had a jazzy rock feel. They opened set 3 with a song about being Quarantined from hopelessness and helplessness. They jammed out Dixie Chicken, which featured some nice slide work and a rocked out ending. They asked us to imagine the horns and backup singers for a cover of Peg. They played an original song wondering where the heroes were that they knew as kids. They were nice and funky on Stevie’s I Wish then went back to Dan for My Old School. They ended that one with a short killer drum solo from Ian that made the audience gasp.

I think that is when they ended the set. The break was short and they came back for a song about when I first loved you. They sang about how they gotta get your loving off my mind then sang about how they got a new car. Was it a Jaguar or a Porsche or a Benz? No, per the wife, it was a Prius. They sang about laying it on me ’cause I’m a friend for you. They played a Neville Brothers song about people reaping what people sow. They played Clapton’s Change The World. Cinnamon Girl was fun then they played an original about the love I have for you. They rocked out a fun song about how Patty’s in the Caddy and were going to call it a night. A few Australians were hanging out and asked for more. They played another cool song about how I’m your lover, then wrapped it up.

I said a quick goodby and took the chilly walk home. I’m so glad I put the effort in.

Advertisements

Posted September 30, 2018 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

Tagged with

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: