Jason and the Diatonics pop home to release latest CD


Jason  and the Diatonics brought some R and B influenced pop to the Moose Hall for a good sized crowd, mostly of teenagers and their parents, Aug. 16.Jasomn and the Diatonics entertaining a good sized crowd. photo by Richard Amery

 The band, featuring former Lethbridge residents Jason Poulsen  on guitar and vocals and Jim McLaren on bass instead of his usual keyboards plus  Joel Mohr on drums and Erik Olson on keyboards at the back of the stage, plus Steph Olson on percussion and ukulele for a couple of songs and singing lovely background vocals.

 Together they played pleasing melodies, lots of background vocals and a relentlessly upbeat and positive feel. They had a good chunk of the full house dancing with each other in front of the stage and, in some cases, singing along. They got lots of applause after each song. They played a lot of the songs off their new CD, “Grain of Sand,”a few older songs and some newer numbers.

 Throughout Jason and the Diatonics  showed a very strong ’60s pop sound on a lot of their songs.
They ended their set with ‘Saturday’,  which had darker lyrics but  an up beat feel which could not help but  to make you smile and song along.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 21 August 2013 09:34 )