Deviled Leggs shares a track
Deviled Leggs has recently played a few shows at La Lucha Space to showcase the original works of local Jesse Godbey and provide some local support for touring musicians. Often times these casual gatherings help strengthen and establish a whole network of connections. This is the network in which small and starting out acts move around the country on low budgets and share their music widely. The informal networks especially work to the advantage of artists whose style of playing does not lend well to playing over the top of a loud bar scene.
I suspect it would be difficult to hear some of the more nuanced guitar work Jesse does in his sets in a venue where music wasn't the focus. As I understand Deviled Leggs also does some shows electric with more effects; I would be curious to see what listeners who have seen this band perform a more electric set would have to say about the differences..
Enough rambling. I've chosen a track to share from the First Takes Demo - Forty Drops. A song which I felt showcases some of the aspects of Jesse's style which can at times be haunting in a way reminiscent of some early bluesman combined with a guitar riff that keeps me coming back to it time and again. If you didn't catch it: this song is about that mysterious malted brown elixir known better for it's quantity than it's quality.. Here it is; Deviled Leggs, Forty Drops