Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Dreamscapes Project Bring The Folk To Arlene's

The Dreamscapes Project: August 14 @ Arlene
's Grocery, New York, NY

Folk rockers The Dreamscapes Project paid a visit to Arlene's Grocery earlier this month. This was my second time having a chance to catch these guys perform and they didn't disappoint. For those of you who weren't there, you missed a good show. The band, Keith Center (guitar/vocals), Jeremy Rodgers (bass/vocals), Gordon Shankman (drums) and Eric Sanford (percussion) put on a high energy show full of fun. They were down a member, cello player Ben Guy didn't make the trip as he and his wife just welcomed a bundle of joy to the family. Congratulations! Guy was missed by both audience and band but the band carried on admirably. In tribute to their missing bandmate and his little one, Center managed to work the word baby into each song!

The Dreamscapes Project is a extremely tight band even in an altered configuration. Center is a larger than life frontman engaging the audience all the while being in constant motion. I think I've mentioned before that I like when bands smile and look like they're genuinely having a good time. They're one of those bands. Their infectiousness radiated from the stage to the audience making us smile and enjoy ourselves more. Check out the video of their opening song and one of my favorites "Still Love" below. If they're playing near you, you should do yourself a favor and go get folked!

(More photos HERE)

The Dreamscapes - "Still Love"