Trigger Hippy Makes Me Happy

Trigger Hippy is a supergroup that formed almost five years ago although I’d never heard of them until they were signed to perform at the Hot Stove, Cool Music benefit.

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I should have known them – Steve Gorman, the drummer for The Black Crowes, founded the group which now has Joan Osborne, Jackie Greene, Tom Bukovac, and Nick Govrik as its members (in addition to Steve).

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Jackie, Joan, Nick, Steve, Tom

I had an inkling of what was in store for us because I had seen them perform the previous evening. I was very excited to see them perform a full set.

Jackie and Joan

Jackie and Joan

Their style is rock and roll with a lot of soul and blues influences. A perfect blend, as far as I’m concerned.

Bird (raven? crow?) perched on the organ

Bird (raven? crow?) perched on the organ

Almost every song they performed was original; they did a fantastic version of John Lennon’s ‘Don’t Let Me Down’. Joan mentioned that Nick wrote many of their songs and they’re great!

Nick

Nick

At the end of one song, Jackie did a gospel solo that was incredible! Unfortunately, I couldn’t see his face from where I was standing. I imagine that he looked beatific…

Jackie

Jackie

The chemistry they have is very obvious. My sense is that Joan is the catalyst; her warmth and talent emanates from the stage to draw the audience closer.

Joan and Nick

Joan and Nick

Jackie and Joan

Jackie and Joan

Nick and Tom

Joan, Nick and Tom

I’m not sure of the significance of the bird perched on the edge of the keyboard – perhaps a reader of this knows and will be kind enough to comment on it. 

A local band called The Brooklyns opened. They were good and clearly had some fans in the crowd.

The Brooklyns

The Brooklyns

I highly recommend seeing Trigger Hippy at small clubs when you get the chance. They won’t be relegated to small venues for much longer.

About suze72

I've loved the arts all my life... I go to a lot of concerts, take lots of photos and want to share them. Every once in a while I do something other than a concert, too. The Boston area is full of opportunities to indulge my passion - I'd like to help make it yours too!

Posted on January 15, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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