John Brown’s Body | Buffalo, NY | 4.23.2011
Stream “Push Some Air” from this show.
BUFFALO, NY – Last weekend John Brown’s Body returned to Buffalo for the first time in many years. The band is finishing up a nationwide spring tour and was in fine form for the nights show. We’re looking forward to seeing their fan base grow in the area and hoping they make Buffalo a regular stop on their upcoming tours.
See the review below posted by Jeff Miers of the Buffalo News.
“It started for me last Saturday, when I took inÂ John Brownâ€™s Bodyâ€™s set in the Tralf Music Hall. The attendance was surprisingly sparse â€” a mere few hundred folks showed up. But everyone who did make it was into it, big time. We all congregated in a large semicircle around the low stage, and by the third tune, the bodies were moving. Or skanking, to be more precise â€” the glue-footed body shake that seems to be an involuntary physical response to dub and reggae music.
JBB was on fire that night. It seemed that the relatively small size of the crowd was not a problem for the band, whose members appeared delighted with the intimacy of it all.
Singer/ frontman/band shaman Elliott Martin served as our spirit guide for the occasion. He was helmed most ably by bassist Nate Edgar, who replaced founding member Scott Palmer, following Palmerâ€™s cancer-related death in 2006. Edgar is one of the finest reggae/dub players it has ever been my pleasure to have my cranium rattled by. Here, language comes close to failing â€” what those bass lines do to a body seems to transcend whatever words might offer by way of description.
If youâ€™ve never experienced John Brownâ€™s Body in concert, grab the opportunity when it presents itself. This is a special band.
-Jeff Miers, Buffalo News
02. The Grass
03. Give Yourself Over
04. Searchlight (New Song)
06. New Blood
07. Empty Hands
10. The Cup Dub
11. 33 RPM
12. Blazing Love
13. Zion Triad > Crowd banter
14. Bank Robber
15. The Gold
Many thanks to Adam Hudson for recording the show.
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