Saturday, January 17, 2015

St. Paul and The Broken Bones and Humming House

st. paul and the broken bones
Definition of Soul.
I went to see St. Paul and The Broken Bones in Orlando. Took the family up, but went to the show alone. Only my second time going to a concert alone, but it will not be the last. Look, let's not mess around, the full review will be at FDRMX, so go read that. This is more about showing than telling. This show will be in my list of maybe top 5 shows ever. It might be the best one, if I really think about it.

I was going to see southern soul from Alabama, but first we made a stop in Nashville. These guys were awesome. Had a chance to meet them later, and they were very cool.

They also covered Justin Timberlake later, but I didn't get that on video, which is disappointing because it was the best cover they did. At several points, I'm sure they were looking right at me and smiling because I was so fucking into their music, I must have stood out.

This last song they played made me think of Treme and how awesome the live music scenes in that show were. So much fun. I immediately wanted to see them again. And this was just the opener, who I'd never heard of before. By the time St. Paul and The Broken Bones came on, my phone was almost full.

I had chills the whole time they played. I don't think I've ever been more excited to see a band before. Not even The White Stripes or Black Keys. I think it's because I knew this was a smaller venue and that this was a much hungrier band than at the times I saw The Stripes or Keys. Plus the connection to classic soul artists that I was born too late to see had me ready to cry a couple of times. Just simply amazing. Quite possibly the best show I've ever seen.

I wish I could have captured some more, but like I said my phone was full and the battery was dying. It's all in my head though. And after all this was done, I joined Humming House and am now on tour with them.

My new best friends.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Gerry, I am the publicist for Humming House and we loved your review both here and on FDRMX. I'd love to contact you about their new album but can't find an email address for you. Can you please email me at Thanks, Krista