Post by Gerrald Bostock on Jun 3, 2014 13:45:49 GMT
Ok, this is far overdue. I should of posted this this Saturday morning. First off, this was the first time I ever went to any show where I knew none of the bands songs. I had not even heard of the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Grand Slambovians or any of their other names. When I was doing threads of Anne Leighton's artists, is how I got to first hear of the Slambovian's. So in the section of when they were touring I came across that they were playing in my backyard..well not really (maybe if it was a folk festival they would), I decided to go. So in a mater of a few hours to never hearing their name let alone their music I had been Slambovianized. A fantastic show...If you get the chance, go see these folks, you will be glad that you did!!
For a four piece band they had a much bigger sound from slide mandolin to the famous star trek instrument the theremin. Guitarist Sharkey McEwen is a multi talented guitarist and the only person I know of who plays slide mandolin. The drums and percussion was handled by Eric Puente. Tink Lloyd, Joziah wife is a multi instrumentalist who plays everything from accordion, cello, theremin and I bet anything else, is simply charming on stage, her banter with Joziah makes the show that much more enjoyable. Juziah Longo handles the vocals, his voice has been described as quirkier Tom Petty, and I can hear that but I think it is smoother. He also plays he guitar and along with Sharkey's guitar adds a richer and fuller sound. I loved his stage presence a great story teller and very quick witted. If you get a chance to see them it is really a magical show. Their music has been called avant-folk with a little Americana ballads to Pink Floydesque.
They have a new disk out called "A Box of Everything" they played a few songs from this disk. I wish I knew all of their songs by title so I could give you a better list of what they played, but my apologies to the band for not knowing that. I am a very new member of the Slambovian Army. The tracks as I recall and in no certain order where Sunday in the rain,flap jacks from the sky,baby jane throw in some Ramones cover as well as Hurdy Gurdy Man and impromptu "Rocket Man" and two Slambovian sing alongs and you have a wonderful night of enjoyment. The Pink Floydesque came from their song Flap Jacks From The Sky.