Re: Grace Potter rawks, dude
- From: "Don Evans" <gtrdonevans@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 18:20:44 -0500
"Lord Valve" <detritus@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
You must mean Willy Nelson.
Heh, guilty as charged, you were the only organist I could think of
in the group.
I watched all of those links. She sings well, plays guitar ok,
and is what I'd call a "competent" rock organist, which is
to say she knows a few chords, uses them primarily for
comping, and works the hell out of the Leslie switch *all*
the time. Hooters + B3 does *not* equal keyboard vituosity;
the stuff she's doing (not that it sucks all that bad) is
stuff I was finished with by the time I left high school.
She didn't strike me as all that great on guitar either, but in her
case it's the whole package that is so impressive, she's a triple
threat, quadruple if you count the hooters.
If what she's doing encourages young people to take
up the Hammond, probably one in 20 of them will
progress beyond that kind of junk and become a
jazz musician. Hopefully, one in twenty will be sufficient
to keep the art alive. (It almost died completely away
in the 80s.) I'll have a vid or two up sooner or later.
I think "junk" is a bit strong, and while I enjoy a lot of jazz and
have great admiration for many jazz musicians it strikes me that
other forms of music aren't lesser things than jazz, just different. Music
is a big house with lots of rooms, sometimes it's fun to be in
the kitchen, sometimes in the parlor, there is no best room.
What I dug was the way she pockets .... nice groove. Yeah, she's pretty old
school, if you want to think of it that way, with all the leslie switching
and stuff, but that stuff works for me. The whole band made me think of the
70s to tell the truth, but in a really good way.