The Mallett Brothers Band ~ 2015 February 7 ~ The Spire Center For the Performing Arts ~ Plymouth, MA
The five-piece Mallett Brothers Band played a lively 90 minute set at this excellent venue in the heart of Plymouth, MA. The two leaders of the band, Luke and Will Mallett, are the sons of renowned folkie David Mallett (the "Garden Song" guy). Their music is nothing like his, as they have taken to rock with alt-country leanings instead of folk. The two brothers played guitar and sang, accompanied by a bass player, drummer, and guitarist who played a slide dobro for much of the night. They all had hats and four of five had beards. They had good pacing with a few medium-tempo numbers mixed in with the uptempo hillbilly rock. Many of their songs were about drinking, and trucks, and getting into trouble, but that's what's to be expected with twangy tunes.
The show was opened by local singer/songwriter David Tanklefsky who sang a song about Boston Red Sox legend Bernie Carbo and was accompanied on a couple of tunes by a female vocalist. They whistled on one song and I took a cute picture of the backing vocalist whistling (see photo gallery to right).
This was the first time visiting this great new venue for Concert Going Partner and me. It's housed in a building formerly used as a church along one of Plymouth's main streets, about one block up the hill from Plymouth Rock. We easily found parking in a free (at this time of year) lot a half block from the venue. The venue has a full bar but no food. The seats are reserved, and one finds one's seat by looking for the numbers lightly written in along the back of the pew. The sound was good and we expect to return for future shows.
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