Snarky Puppy @ Tractor Tavern (4/13)
Last night I had the honor of opening up for Snarky Puppy at the Tractor Tavern. For the past few years, Snarky Puppy has probably been my favorite modern band to secretly stalk online through their numerous YouTube videos. Seattle drummer D’Vonne Lewis put together an all star line up with his band “Limited Edition” as part of the opening act, featuring Evan Flory-Barnes (bass), Josh Rawlings (rhodes) and Gregg Belisle-Chi (guitar). Afterwards, NY vocalist Alison Wedding played an opening set with some of the musicians from Snarky Puppy, which was a real treat. Snarky Puppy hit the show hard and absolutely destroyed it! There were numerous moments during their performance that I was absolutely blown away with their musicianship, compositions and solos. It was so cool to have so many Seattle musicians in the audience to watch SP to their thing. They’re a true musicians band that appeals to all hip listeners.