Sound Check Kay Kay - Triple Door
posted by February 19 at 9:50 AMon
Kirk Huffman sang barefoot to a sold out all ages Triple Door last night as Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground let fly their entire full length album’s worth of songs in order from front to back. Kay Kay producer, Tom Pfaeffle ran the board and rendered a pristine and crystal live sound. Surprised by the turnout, Huffman said, “I thought we’d be playing for ten people. This is the greatest night of my life.”
The players sliced out the orchestration of the songs and delivered a show. The set cut and sprang. Parts of songs modulated and reappeared later. The pop cantata was performed. Thomas Hunter’s solos struck with calculated boiling points and Phil Peterson’s falsetto was so laser on in the epic “Birds (On a Day Like Today)”, it sounded like a moog synth. The sing along chorus cycled with horn runs and the band of eleven fired unified shots, “Gotta get out, gotta get out today.” They extended a couple sections instrumentally and the reggae influence was definitely etched.
Josh Tillman opened with a warm but chilling acoustic set a la Nick Drake.
A grand evening of (self) release it was. The four-sided vinyl was available with a special limited edition silk screened cover. (This one signed):
Kay Kay Players (left to right in picture at the top of the post):
JJ Jang – violin, Phil Peterson – electric cello, Victoria Parker – violin, Robert Parker – trumpet, Jacob Hoffman – French horn, Kirk Huffman, Garrett Lunceford – drums, Racheal Huffman – backing vox, Nate Mooter – bass, Kyle O’Quin – keys, Thomas Hunter – guitar.