|The Park, on a (considerably) warmer night.|
NYE was given over to The Bros. Landreth, who devoted the majority of the night to the music of one Paul McCartney.
|"Bros. On The Run"|
Still, McCartney’s music, from the ‘60s and ‘70s at any rate, is surprisingly tricky stuff to play live. Adding to the challenge: not a single keyboard was to be seen on the stage. So how, exactly, was a guitar band going to pull off an entire night of McCartney music? The opening number (a song I would never attempt on guitar) was, “Let ‘Em In,” and the answer was, “With breath-taking élan.”
|"Let 'em In": Four-part harmonies, no keyboards.|
The Bros. are on a limited tour — if you can catch them, you should. Their live sound has none of the Jackson Brown vibe, but much more Gram Parsons and Allman Brothers — their sophomore album should be killer.
And bring your Significant Other. These fellas are a hunky bunch, and a little of that swoon-factor definitely keeps the spark a-smoulderin’ for a healthy-happy marriage.
|Adding heat, way past midnight.|