Wes Tucker & the Skillets @ Velvet Lounge, Washington DC - Jan 31 2015.
The first of two bands I have been following a long time hits the stage at a reasonable hour in front of a reasonable crowd upstairs. Wes and the gang have their heavy duty brand of Americana working well tonight. It is balanced song oriented rock music with touches of folk, blues, and western music worked in. The sound is a little soft and fuzzy, but improves a bit over the set.
These guys can really rock and the bass and lead guitarist switch instruments about half way through so you get a couple of different styles of leads augmenting Tucker's rhythm and occasional harmonica. They can really bring the tempo, which is always fun on a Saturday night. This is a fine set by a band you should be able to catch at many a venue in the extended DC area.
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