The Eames Brothers visit 'Tazday Twilight Blues' Show 2/8/11
Words by Julie Jay Seger
This week The Eames Brothers Band dropped by the Taz Michael's Show, happening every Tuesday night from 8-9 P.M. on 105.9 FM The Radiator.
Seth and Ralph Eames played a warmup set for The Radiator last night before taking the stage at Radio Bean. The band has been playing with some different members for over 15 years; last night an musical familiarity between brothers was apparent. Ralph's steady bass builds with a beautiful complexity when met with Seth's sultry guitar, vocals and harmonica. The effect is a bluesy, emotive sound that takes listeners right into songs along with the musicians.
As I listened to Seth croon, "That sun, hotter than it used to be/ That sun, hotter than my memory," I could almost feel the dog-days of Vermont summer on my skin, despite tell-tale signs of Burlington February outside the studio: snowbanks taller than stop signs and temperatures frozen around ten degrees Fahrenheit.
The Eames Brothers album 'Open Road' was voted one of Vermont's top ten by Seven Days. The band has kept busy with recording and local performances around Vermont under their belt. They opened for Grace Potter and the Nocturnals on New Years Day at Higher Ground this year, a gig they enjoyed immensely. You can check them out tonight, 2/8 at the Shed Restaurant and Brewery at 8:30 P.M. The Eames Brothers will also be playing this Friday, February 11th at 8 P.M. at The Shelburne Steakhouse and Saloon. For more information, downloads, and upcoming shows visit www.eamesbrothersband.com
Mucho thanks to the Taz Michael Show for hosting the Eames Brothers on 105.9 FM The Radiator!