Well, the rock and roll never stops...Last night I had the pleasure of witnessing two massive doses of rock and roll here in good old Nashville, Tennessee. Meinl Cymbal artists Jean Paul Gaster of Clutch and Trivett Wingo of The Sword rolled through town. The bands set up shop at the Cannery Ballroom, a super old factory which is now seeing better days as a venue.
Trivett and The Sword brought their brand of doom-laden rock and roll to the stage to much applause, as it seems that more and more people are catching on to just how great of a band that these guys actually are. Trivett, for his part, drives this band with a zen-like earnestness. He never betrays any emotions while playing. His calm demeanor is actually a forceful presence that commands attention. Be sure and check these guys out when they hit the arenas later this year while opening for the mighty Metallica!
Jean Paul and Clutch headlined the show, and as usual they brought their hardcore fan base of serious rabble-rousers and genre crossed music fans. JP has mastered the art of swinging in the context of thrown down rock and roll, and last night he gave a great showcasing of his awesome abilities. Literally, JP just keeps getting better and better at playing the drums. Not many people who play professionally can lay claim to that, but JP can.
So check out some pics that my good friend Rick Malkin took while hanging out at the show, and check out Clutch at www.pro-rock.com and The Sword at www.swordofdoom.com. Good stuff.