Jahn Xavier And The Bowerytones
Imagine “Avatar” as a plant based human mash up
the greatest rock and roll band in the world
For all its strangeness and weaknesses, it is very, very real
a relentless rock transcendence of both tightness and looseness
became living legends
takes the entire concept of confessional to levels so overpowering love and loss become one
a yearning and sad hope
Next weekend you can relive the glory days
Songs the Stones and the Who covered before Jahn, mix it up with the Temptations, Edwin Starr, Chuck Berry and the Coasters. I for one would pay cash money to have heard the Bowerytones wailing on “Young Blod”. Jahn is a big Who fan but I feel that the Bowerytones were channelling early Stones. That mix of rock and soul, very early 1960s.
Anytime Jahn Xavier brings together Charles Roth and Tom Curiano together as the Bowerytones for a night of music is a night not to be missed. The last time I saw them play was at this very venue and man did it kick hard, indeed, it was one of the best shows imaginable and I have hope
Jahn Xavier And the Bowerytones will be back Wednesday, February 19th at Arlene’s Grocery. 8pm. I’ll be there for sure, do yourself a favor and check out a true American classic.
This sounds like a downer and it is, but remember, great music restores truth with art and in song after song this is what Jahn and his terrific band do, songs are lovely as “Black Water Blues”, “Walk The Other Way”, full on romantic loss “Under The Moon”, “Hang Together” spotted among the biggest moments and held together by Xavier’s astounding vocal tour de force.
Nobody Wants You When You’re Down And on – Bobby Womack – aaaah, yeah, Bobby really nails it on this one. They don’t make soul like this any more though Womack is at City Winery in December so he should be playing it like this – A
The Long Lost – David Bronson – The prequel to Story is, at its best, just about the most deliriously deep and beautiful music you will here this year but so lost in its sorrow it can be difficult to penetrate