MUSIC: Joe Fletcher & The Wrong Reasons Rub The Met the Right Way
Monday, September 10, 2012
Coyote Kolb were playing their second set of the day after jamming up The Jamaica Plains Music Festival in Beantown earlier that afternoon. With lead singer & guitarist Chad Kolb who looks like a cross between Edgar Winter, Kurt Cobain and Shaggy from Scooby-Doo, Coyote Kolb brought the crowd to life with their brand of down & dirty folk-rock. The night was poised to be one to remember right from the start.
Up next were The Silks, a bluesy power trio consisting of the charismatic Tyler-James Kelly on guitar and one of the most soulful voices you'll ever hear, the straight up cool Jonas Parmelee on bass and the raucous drumming skills of one Matthew Donnelly. A great set featuring "Mean Ol' Woman", "Down At The Heel", a dynamic extra saucy version of Robert Johnson's "Stop Breaking Down" with Diamond Rugs and local legend Bryan Minto blowin' the harp like a maniac, "Try All You Want" and "Learnin' To Let Go". The Silks have an album in the works that'll be due out during the holidays—one more thing to put on your wishlist.
Joe Fletcher & The Wrong Reasons
Bringing the night to an epic close were The Wrong Reasons led by the most badass man in Providence, Joe Fletcher. Kicking off with a cover of Bob Dylan's "It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry" with Minto again on the harp, then erupting with originals "Who Makes The Knives", "I Never", "Flat Tire", "The Drowsy Surgeon","Say What You Will", "Every Heartbroken Man", "Ambulances", "Drunk & Single (For George Jones)" and a cover of The Band's "Up On Cripple Creek" with Kolb and Kelly in dedication to the late drummer of The Band, Levon Helm.
As with every Wrong Reasons show, the crowd wants more, more and more. Fletcher and his gang delivered with an encore of "A Better Place" and the audience roared in applause. There a three things guaranteed in life: death, taxes and Joe Fletcher & The Wrong Reasons rocking your ass 'til kingdom come. Wanna check out the next amazing show in Pawtucket? Check out www.themetri.com for all the details, tell 'em Mr. Duguay sent you.
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