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Zojo Black play the blues and favourite hits

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I hadn’t seen local blues blues rock band Zojo Black play for many months, so it was great to see Greg Gomola, Paul Kype, bassist Tyson Maiko and drummer Brady Valgardson playing together again, Feb. 28 at the Slice.Jenn Pellerin singing with Paul Kype and Tyson Maiko of Zojo Black. Photo by Richard Amery

 While I was hoping to hear new material, they played a whole bunch of covers won which Gomola and Kype alternated singing lead vocals.

There were familiar standards like their version of “Simple Man” the apt  “Cold DGreg Gomola of Zojo Black. Photo By Richard Ameryecember Night” and Neil Young’s“Heart of Gold, plus a few songs from the Zojo Black album including one of my favourites “Keep it Real”
 Both Paul Kype and Gomola are as exceptional  singers as they are guitarists and showed it.

 they nailed d the note perfect harmonized guitar solo for Hotel California.
 They played some Stevie Ray Vaughn of course with a hot version of “Pride and Joy.”

 they also had a cool cover of the Cars’ “Just What I needed” which got a lot more people on the dance floor. They also played some modern covers of the Black Keys and an excellent cover of Violent Femmes’ “Blister In the Sun.”

For a special treat they brought  Jenn Pellerin up on stage for a goose-bump raising blues cover  of “I Just Want to Make Love To You.”
And of course, they played crowd favourite “Hush.”

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 12 March 2014 10:02 )  
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