For medical purposes I again closed my favorite bar the one and only Green Parrot at around 4 this Sunday morning.
Here’s the thing, my doctor tells me dancing is the cure for all that ails me.
News got out that something special had come to town, so Friday at 10 p.m I felt obligated to saunter on over and judge for myself. I was already doing a jig as I made my way to the bartender to get a bottle of water and then I slid in with the crowd that was moving fast to some mind blowing beats.
Trae Pierce & the T-Stone Band is the brainchild of 4 time Grammy winner Trae Pierce. He is one rocking delight, he plays the bass he plays electric guitar and he sings with a rich entrancing voice and he also does something called talk box which makes you feel you’ve entered an alternate universe. It feeds your soul.
The band is all men with powerful talent and wide range. And these guys put on one hell of a show sometimes being ferried aloft, still playing, still singing, while on the back of a roadie pushing through the crowd of cheering revelers.
The lead singer, Rae, is the son of Mr. Trae Pierce. Rae had the good fortune to be born into a world of music, and the joyous energy that he transmits to the crowd is completely overwhelming. It is impossible not to boogie down. Quite simply Rae is a music machine.
These gentlemen have been playing together for about 3 years and they are meshed and grooving on an elevated level. I had the opportunity to chat with them and while they are all charming they are serious about their music. More to come on David D1 Grant, co-creator, producer and keyboardist, watch this space for news on him. This band is as good as my original love Xperimento, and I did feel a little bit like I was two-timing.
Thank You Key West, thank you Green Parrot and especially thank you to the band. I danced from Friday night to Sunday morning, and I smiled the entire time, I couldn’t help myself. Oh and thanks Doc for the great advice, I am cured!
If any of you are experiencing backaches please visit www.TraePierceAndThetStoneBand.com and heal thyself.
As Rae says, ‘This ain’t your ordinary blues!’