This past Friday night was the album release show for Black Horse Motel at Kung Fu Necktie. Black Horse Motel was celebrating the release of their debut album, Red Summer Spirit (available now on Bandcamp and other online stores). Also on the bill Friday night at Kung Fu Necktie was Hezekiah Jones and The Bailey Hounds.
As often is the case, due to city parking I arrived at the show a little late and The Bailey Hounds had already began their set. Oh well, I was still able to enjoy a good portion of The Bailey Hounds’ set and I liked what I heard. The Bailey Hounds are a good band and I liked their folk rock sound and they made a good first impression on my ears.
Hezekiah Jones took to the stage next–that’s one of my favorite artists. If you ever see me in the crowd with my eyes glued to the stage and my mouth lip synching along then you know I’m having a great time. So, thanks to Hezekiah Jones for the wonderful set and a great time. This performance was the Jones 6: Hezekiah Jones (vocals, piano–YES!), Schuylkill Jones (guitar), Psycho Jones (drums), Pocono Jones (guitar), Pepe Jones (bass), and Kiwi Jones (fiddle).
I was actually considering going home after Hezekiah Jones’ set but the room was so packed and I was too lazy to move at the moment so I stayed. Oh my, this one time being lazy actually paid off because Black Horse Motel was incredible. A folk rock, Americana band with guitar, banjo, mandolin, viola, cello, and drums–WHAT!?! Yes, Black Horse Motel is clearly one of my new favorite bands and I’ll probably be writing about them a lot more. I can’t wait to see another Black Horse Motel show because not only does the band have an excellent sound but they also have an intensely engaging live energy.
Yes, the live music world often spoils me with all these great shows that I get to attend.