Reggae & Rock Music Take Over the Depot
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The Depot in Paris, Texas has been bringing back the rock! On Saturday August 18th, the stage was set up for a rockin’ reggae explosion! Local favorites Alex Addy & the Tambourine Machine along with Max Jones introduced Shreveport’s very own Stiff Necked Fools.
Max kicked the party off right with a mixture of familiar tunes. Songs like “How Come” by Ray Lamontagne jumpstarted what was to be set of acoustical magic. When Mr. Jones grabs his 6-string and steps up to the mic, his solo powered energy is dispersed among the crowd. The real passion is felt in his original material. Songs including “Claps of Thunder” and “Buffalo Roam” display his writing ability and unmatchable style.
Next to be introduced by Chad Lindsey of My Rock 96.5, were 3 of the most talented musicians around. Clint Lumpkin, Kenneth Thornhill, and Alex Addy of the Tambourine Machine will throw you into a world of percussive bass-driven distortion. When these guys are under the lights, they transform into an electrified engine! Their sound is derived from many Rock & Reggae influences. Alex Addy & company assembled the perfect blend of twisted Texas treats. New original songs like “Feeling in the Air” and “Funky Town Explosion” provoked the party animal in everyone. Check out the video below to catch a sneak peek of what is to come from The Tambourine Machine this winter.
The crowd was pumped up after the smoking set from The Tambourine Machine and ready for an injection of the Stiff Necked Fools. The mind-blowing band from Shreveport found a second home as the Depot absorbed every note of their vibrant euphony. The Stiff Necked Fools have a sound like no other reggae style jam band. With roots in Louisiana and the influence of today’s Dub/Reggae movement, the guys have managed to manufacture an unmatchable “Bayou Reggae” feel. John Hoffman – Drums/Vocals Ryan Viser – Trumpet/Vocals, Stefan Poole – Saxophone/Vocals, Jason Ball – Keyboard/Vocals, Eddy Hoffman – Drums/Percussion, Chase Parker – Guitar, and Greg Pitts on Bass make up one of the most impressive group of artists to have ever performed at The Depot. The band hit us all with renditions of the greats like “I Shot the Sheriff” by Bob Marley. With 7 multi-talented artists in the band, their collaboration of songwriting produces a unique southern sultry twist to what many call Reggae. Songs like “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” (see video below), “1.2.3.”, and current hit on Paris Live Open Mic “Greg Likes Your Mom” spark up the rastafied bayou bliss.
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Photos by Robbie Gunn