Oct 24, 2009

The Fire Next Time


Jonathan Vassar & the Speckled Bird celebrated their newest release, The Fire Next Time, at a concert at The Camel last Saturday. It was a high energy event with a large and appreciative crowd, and featured individual sets by Josh Quarles and Chris Edwards.

The crowd, photographed by performer Chris Edwards: HAVING FUN! 

Then the Speckled Bird played through all seven songs from their new EP.This recording  features lots of instruments that work well with the songs: guitar, harmonica, mandolin, banjo, glockenspiel, cello, clarinet, slide guitar, accordion, and more. The sound recording and mixing are excellent, and the packaging of the EP is very attractive. I love the fact that it has all the lyrics, so I can enjoy the poetry of each song to the fullest. The musicality of the individual band members is evident, yet all parts contribute to a very fulfilling whole.
 
The t-shirt is pretty cool too!


6 comments:

Janet said...

I am waiting for my CD! How did you score the cool T shirt? I think you must be "with the band"

Rose said...

You can be with the band too, for only $10. :-) Hope you love the CD too, Janet! Hope you blog more, too; I miss it when you don't. (Like I should talk.)

John said...

You forgot to mention that one of the instruments on the EP is the rarely heard faux saw. You can hear it on "Match Made in Heaven."

Rose said...

You mean, the vocal saw??

Janet said...

I don't know how I did it but I ordered the wrong CD. So today I ordered the new one. We need to support the arts...

Rose said...

awww. I hope the wrong one is good too!