Oh, Broke Mr. Jones, you are so delightful. This two-piece guitarist/vocalist and drummer is pure magic. Captivating to see live, the duo’s blues-rock sound is deep and gratifying. With seductive guitar solos, pure and honest vocals, and badass drumming that has a personality of its own, Broke Mr. Jones is one of the best acts I have seen in a long time. I am definitely going to their next show. Check out some of their songs.
Dropin Pickup was a pleasant surprise. Seven band members took the stage, one a violist, another a trumpeter. Charming and soulful, they take you on a musical journey with urgent twists and sweetly yearning turns. I thoroughly enjoyed their set and I dare say, I might be in love with another band!
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Endless Flow was also great fun to watch. Their acoustic harmonies were lighthearted and sweet. I met the guitar player’s mom. She was such a nice lady!
Variance was unlike anything I have heard before. They are a four-person band with a singer/keyboardist, guitarist, bassist, and drummer.
I was determined to use the Lensbaby Muse for this event and the Super Wide Angle much more than I usually do. The Super Wide has a really great soft blur quality and really big learning curve apparently. Some day I will figure this accessory out.
Thank you so much to everyone that allowed me to photograph them. And especially thank you to Elliot! He is one of the nicest guys you could ever meet.
Here are some photos and a video:
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Broke Mr. Jones at Crowbar (My phone was on a speaker, so enjoy the drumbeats!)