Monday, April 29, 2013

Mr. Nick & The Dirty Tricks With Special Guest Nick Moss & The Flip Tops - Live 4/27/13

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Mr. Nick & The Dirty Tricks with special guest Nick Moss & The Flip Tops put on a rousing blues performance on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at the American Legion Hall in Deerfield.  The event was a great success, hosted by the Deerfield Parks & Recreation Department.  The show drew in an eclectic crowd of mostly Deerfield residents, who all had two things in common:

1.The blues;
    2. Getting down and boogying.

Mr. Nick & The Dirty Tricks performed first.  They delivered a powerful set of enthusiastic songs – many from the band's latest album “Oh Wow.”  Their blues has a pulse, making them fun to listen to.  Lead singer Nick David delivered several powerful blues harp solos that were bright, textured, and dynamic.  The band’s ability to mix that throwback old blues sound with a gut-stomping new twist is remarkable.

The only ear-piercing complaint of the night occurred between set changes.  For about a half hour a high pitched fire alarm assaulted our ears, delaying the second band’s performance.  Shortly after the noise quieted, Chicago musicians Nick Moss & The Flip Tops took to the stage.

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Moss, an accomplished blues guitar player, gave a blistering performance.  His stellar band and crisp rhythm section were a force.  My ears heard some funky soul patterns laced throughout their songs, making them nearly impossible not to dance to.  Their sound embodies everything that is right with American music.  Their last song of the evening was nothing to sneeze at; a cover of an old Junior Wells song, “Crying Shame.” 

In summary, if you like the blues, live performances, and incredible talent, do yourself a favor and go see these bands live!

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