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Steve Keenan Band help Spectrum Ale Works celebrate second anniversary

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 Local microbrewery Spectrum Ale Works celebrated their second  birthday with three days of live music.


 While I missed sold out performances of Duelling pianos on Friday and a sold out  night with Adequate on Saturday.


The Steve Keenan Band playing Spectrum Ale Works, Aug. 22. Photo by Richard Amery

 But I made a point of being there to see the Steve Keenan Band playing to a good sized afternoon crowd on Sunday, Aug. 22.


 Steve Keenan used to play rhythm guitar with Paul Kype and Texas Flood so the show was a reunion of sorts as it featured Paul Kype on guitar on vocals, taking over from keyboardist TJ Waltho who had another commitment.


Bassist David Popovich and drummer Darwin Romanchuk provided a rock solid rhythm section for Kype and Keenan to play over.


 The duo had a double Strat attack, trading solos and  harmonizing with each another throughout.


 They started their second set with an amped up jam on “Crossroads” on which they traded solos.


The set was a pretty much equal mix of familiar blues standards and originals, many from his most recent CD “In My Hands” including “ Dream Train” and “ Doin’ Fine.” and delved into his back catalogue for “Linda Lou.”


They tried their hands at ’70s Eric Clapton with “Lay Down Sally.”

 Of course, with the Texas Flood background, they had to pull out some Stevie Ray Vaughan, so they played “ Pride and Joy.”

 They wound down the afternoon with  “Can”t you See and  blues classic “ Got My Mojo Working.”

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 25 August 2021 14:24 )  
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