Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Lee "Scratch" Perry & Subatomic Sound System Upset States

Lee "Scratch" Perry
Dub pioneer, The Upsetter, Lee "Scratch" Perry with his band Subatomic Sound System made their debut appearances in North Carolina along their ongoing U.S. tour including a January 19 performance at Asheville's newest nightclub, Ellington Underground.  At 81 years young, Lee Perry greeted the crowd of the sold out show bright eyed and brightly dressed.  Upbeat and engaging, Lee "Scratch" Perry with his band Subatomic Sound System played late into the night.  Emch aka Seicntifik provides the backbone to the sound for Subatomic Sound System, with Talia Bentson on vocals, Larry McDonald on percussion, and Troy Simms on saxophone.  Born Rainford Hugh Perry in Jamaica 1936, Lee "Scratch" Perry took times during his performance to partake before passing on to the crowd. 

Jonny Lang Brings His Musical Passion to House of Blues, Orlando

January 19, 2018

House of Blues, Orlando
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

by Michelle Wilson of Rock Legends Photographers

Once in a while there is a concert that pulls you in from the moment you arrive, wrapping you in an almost visceral cloak of unbridled joy. Jonny Lang's performance at House of Blues, Orlando, was just such a show. There was a special vibe coursing throughout the Central Florida venue, one that would endure for the entire evening. Perhaps it was due to the brilliant pre-show music playing from Doyle Bramhall II's latest release, Rich Man. Perhaps it was the visage of Lang himself, lost in the profound hypnosis of his own guitar reverie, as if he knew a secret that no one else knew. Perhaps it was the knowledge that night after night, year after year, the child guitar prodigy with the 40-year-old gritty vocals, Kid Jonny Lang, morphed into the international blues-drenched Christian rocker sensation of today. Perhaps it was all of these thoughts spinning in the minds of the packed crowd, but whatever it was, Lang was on fire and the audience knew it from the first note.

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