A very personal highlight for myself at BottleRock Napa 2017 has to be seeing the original lineup of LIVE perform. They have reunited and the original lineup of Kowalczyk, guitarist Chad Taylor, bassist Patrick Dahlheimer and drummer Chad Gracey are in the midst of a World Tour. In addition to touring they will be releasing new music.
Their set brought me back to the first time I saw them, back in a small nightlclub (possibly the DNA Lounge or Paradise Lounge) in San Francisco in the early 90’s. It was right before they entered into mainstream success and it was such an honor to catch them in the intimate environment. One thing was certain, over the years, I have held bands live performances to the standards of LIVE’s performance in that small venue. They had energy, adrenaline and passion exuding with every note, beat and lyric.
Fast forward to BottleRock Napa 2017 and LIVE’s performance had me reminiscing of that first show. They hit the stage and were non-stop with the energy. They impressed me all over again and I couldn’t hold back my ear-to-ear grin. It was as if we stepped back into a time machine, they sounded spot on. Check out photos of their set by our Rockin Ryan:
You can catch LIVE out on tour, check their website http://freaks4live.com/ for a list of upcoming dates. Also check out the details on the vinyl re-issue:
LĪVE’s platinum-selling albums, Secret Samadhi and The Distance To Here, have been re-issued on vinyl! The first 2,000 individually numbered copies of both releases are pressed on beautiful limited edition colored vinyl!
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