cloak of musical invisibility… cause he’s just that good! I was once again so impressed with these young men at Phat Rob’s party. This is one group I really cannot wait to hear again!!
Watching Boogie Matrix take the stage is kinda like watching moving men unload a truck… ain’t nothing special. No jocularity. Not a lot of verbage. Just get up and get it done man. It is very reminiscent of how they play… but what a wallop these guys can pack! From jazzy to rockabilly to jamming that would make the Phish-heads proud!! One song into another leaves you wondering what style they’re gonna pop on ya and is there a style they can’t play??!! Man was it nice just closing my eyes and being transported… then… before my wondering eyes… what did I see… The Birthday man himself Phat Rob bassing it up to Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” and Danny Sauers saxing it up and pretty soon the whole place is being torn up when they went into a sweet, SWEET rendition of the Stones “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”! When I closed my ears, I SWEAR I heard David Byrne from Talking Heads singing it!! Jonny K. has a great voice to go along with his shredding and the rest of the band – Bob Maltby on guitars, Jim Kahmann- keys/synth. Ben Durham on bass and Danny Jahns on drums round out their groove-heavy sound.
Boo-Howdy did they do it right at Phat Rob’s B’Day Party!! Who else would be bringing David Gans to Ohio??!! His addition to the show was just plain exciting! At the end of a long travel schedule that took him far from home, one would think that he would be ready to hang it up but he took the stage like the true performer he is. The energy and sound he gave to the show was priceless… and competing for sound space with the Rumpke Boys can be no small feat!!
Thanks to everyone that helped organize this show!! It is definitely one that will remain in my mental scrapbook for a long, long time!!