DATE: Fri, 8 Jul 2016
COST: $25 single / $69 Three show mixed bag
It’s a bold, brassy, twangy steam train of bumping backbeats and swinging shuffles. Then there’s that voice, sweet as honey. The voice is soul, but it’s country too and something else indefinable; like you heard it before but don’t know where. A lifetime of writing and experience is condensed into a golden set of songs and a killer band, The Meltdown. Great vibe, great players, great sound, but it’s the songs that are king here.
These guys have more than a bit of that Ray Charles country via gospel thing, with a taste of dirty blues in there too. Is it echoes of towns like Euroa and Avenel where the boys blew in from, or just artistic license? Either way, if there’s one thing that soul and country can both do for you, it’s songs about heartbreak. And yes, in advance, you’re welcome.