I recently took a vid spin originating from a passed on link and heavens did this ride make me feel good. A bunch of folks playing a hybrid instrument, all at the same time, singing up a storm and a chord progression that’s built for happiness.
See what you think:
The tune is a Maroon 5 song called “Girls Like You” and the band is Walk Off the Earth. Pop music is in good hands!
Last week some insane bass moves by LA’s Ben Shepherd playing with us at the Laguna Arts Festival! Listen to this man blow through the blues changes:
Out there live this week we start with the Mission Brewery downtown on Thursday evening celebrating both Leonard’s birthday but also the 25 years Leonard and I have been playing together. Guaranteed fun time and we’re planing on emerging a few old tunes that we haven’t played in a while.
For Friday I’ll be first at the Flower Hill Promenade honing my solo guitar skills. From there I effortlessly make my way in total annihilation rush hour Friday traffic to Babylonia (La Jolla) for a cool concert at the L.J. Community Center. It’ll be Tripp on sax, Leonard on vocals, and me letting loose in this good acoustical listening space complete with très bien bien’ hors d’oeuvres before the gig starts. Join us if you will!
And rounding out the weekend on Saturday at 4pm Leonard and I play a set at the Carlsbad Music Festival. It’s a great setup and we’ve got some creative sounds lined up. Free too I believe!
That’s it and I leave you with a sample of the “Girls Like You” lyric:
“Yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah
I need a girl like you, yeah yeah”
Not exactly Cole Porter or Joni Mitchell but in Walk Off the Earth’s hands it levitates!
love ya, Peter