Caught Larry Keel and Natural Bridge last night as the final concert of the season for the free 'downtown after 5' series the city of Asheville puts on. It was more packed then ever.
Rose Hill Drive opened (I believe) Missed most of that but what I did see I like and i'm not much of a chick singer /songwriter band 'fan'....but it worked w/ the bluegrass tinge.
Larry Keel is a helluva guitar player. This band was quite good although i'd like to see more musicians up to Larry's caliber playing w/ him. (i.e. Jerry Douglas, Wooten, Bela, etc)
I believe they opened w/ 'Me & My Uncle'. The covered alot of ground/ From traditional bluegrass breakdowns (ala Monroe) to some semi ballads (for lack of better discription) to a cool cover of 'It's Like A Jungle Sometimes' by Grandmaster Flash which was pretty damn cool.
Larry seemed in good spirits and repeatedly gave props to Asheville, his band, and particularly his wife (bass player)
I taped the show and didnt experience the issues I had w/ my Doc recording (shit). I have the FLACs but agian conveterd it to a mp3 320 zip file to get it to a friend w/ a quickness.The 'zip' file looks like a multicolored stack of books. When the file is downloaded you will...(right click>extract files)It will then create a folder w/ the mp3s in it. The files aren't tagged w/song titles and some help w/ a simple program for that would be bees knees.
Larry Kel & Natural Bridge
Asheville After 5
(some semblance of a setlist...any help would be appreciated)
1. Me & My Uncle
2. Brown County Breakdown
3. Ghost Driver?
4. The Diamond Breaks
5. Hell Broke Loss In Asheville
6. 'Jimmy Reed Song'??
7. Like A Jungle Sometimes>'Bill Monroe song'
8. Ralph Rodenberry Tune??? (sp)
9. Bitten By A Snake
10. 'New Song'??
11. 'Bluegrass Song???
12. Little Help From My Friends>Groundhog
It should be noted the opening band was 'Underhill Rose'. My Bad.