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Lake of Stew's Album Launch Party @ Sala Rossa - May 16th

Posted by Sarah / May 17, 2008

Lake of StewMy musical interests are as far as they are wide. I like a little bit of everything as long as it's good music that demonstrates talent. Last night, I went down to Sala Rossa to attend Lake of Stew’s CD release party. I had never heard of this band until my friend suggested we check it out. Then another friend of mine who works over at CBC Radio 3 said she loves the band and asked me to report back on how it was.

I was first welcomed at the door by two lovely ladies who had a cute little set up complete with amazing little brownies. The band played a very generous two-set show that ended amidst the crowd. The first thing I thought when I heard these guys was how this feels a lot like Workingman’s Dead, 1970 Bluegrass release of the Grateful Dead, which in my opinion represents some of The Dead’s best work. Lake of Stew’s style covered pretty much every facet of Bluegrass music from Louisiana-style Blues all the way to good-old kitchen party swinging songs.

The audience was a melting pot of young and older people of every type. I really loved the family-kitchen-party atmosphere. People were dancing around, singing and clapping, and there was even a melon-draw. I’ve heard about meat-draws, but I guess this is just the veggie friendly version.

The music sounded wonderful and the instruments were in perfect tune with each other and well balanced. Every single person on stage sang together in full-hearted chorus, and the band was even joined on stage by a choir a few times. These guys are really talented and great at what they do. In fact, I liked the band so much, I couldn’t help thinking how great it would be to go camping with those guys.

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Jon / May 18, 2008 at 07:48 am
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Brownies, eh? Hmmm. I'm going to check them out. Thanks!
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