Sunday, August 21, 2005

Tonight at Antone's

It's the Cam Pyle Band. And I like 'em.

They were introduced as coming from Thibodeaux, Louisiana. They denied it, but if they are, they're the best thing to come out of Thibodeaux since Boudreaux. Which happens to be the drummer's last name.

They played mostly classic rock (to the extent 80s music can qualify) with hints of funk and blues. Much more of a rockin' band that Jive Train, but you can't expect to be he funkiest thing since sliced bread and the rockin'est thing at the same time.

Anyway, their rendition of Hendrix's "All Along the Watchtower" was really first rate, made even better by the incorporation of a beer bottle into the guitar part. It was very early in the show--during the old folks' set--but it made such an impression that I felt I had to mention it.

Maybe you had to be there.

And "Stairway to Freebird" sure put those songs in their place. That was the words to Freebird to the tune of Stairway to heaven half way through the song, and then vise versa. I liked it a lot.

All in all, a very good show. Next time I might not sit through all three sets (this was a more than your money's worth show), but I'll certainly go. And they've earned themselves a spot on the sidebar. They seem to play more or less constantly at Utopia on Bourbon Street (Mmmm.... Bourbon) and they'll be back at Antone's on September 10. As will I. Unless I'm at the Cactus Cafe in Austin. Either way, it'll be a good show.

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Blogger Laurie said...

Excellent review as always. My favorite of the night was "Like a Rolling Stone" and, although they didn't play it, they do a kick ass Sweet Caroline.

Sunday, August 21, 2005 3:17:00 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

By the way, Happy One Year Blogging Anniversary!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, August 22, 2005 10:13:00 PM  
Blogger Jen T. (that's me) said...

Cam is the best! He taught my boyfriend (also a musician from BR) how to play the guitar. :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2005 7:39:00 PM  

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