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