Stanton Moore knows how to
keep a crowd on their toes. The highly energetic show at Asheville’s
intimate Stella Blue night club lasted late into the night.
The band plays instrumental jams, taking twists and turns, in a “funk
meets jazz” rip. Will Bernard played rhythm and lead on guitar.
Stanton Moore seemed to be having a good night never slowing for long
before normality would break down into frenzied vivacious resonance.
Dr. Lonnie Smith made his vintage electric organ sing. At one
point, near the end of one jam, Dr. Smith played with his face; I couldn’t
tell if he used his nose or chin but it sounded good. Dr. Smith
sang some as back up. Stanton was jm, at one point he stood
up and reached over his drumset, still playing, to beat on the front
of the bass drum with one of his drumsticks.
latest lineup is a hot! Stanton has just finished in the studio
for his newest project/album. The new yet unnamed release is due out
toward the end of the year and features Robert Walter on organ, Skerik
on saxophone, Mark Mullins on trombone, Will Bernard and Dr. Lonnie
Smith. Stanton Moore has also been touring this spring with Galactic.