There is something about a band that jams harmonica and the banjo that just gets me moving these days and The Ghost of Paul Revere band did just that. The Ghost of Paul Revere had us all dancing, clapping and stomping Friday night as they rocked the Boot and Saddle here in Philadelphia. The Portland, ME born quartet consists of Griffin Sherry-guitar/vocals, Sean McCarthy-bass/vocals, Max Davis-banjo/vocals and Jackson Kincheloe-harmonica. This is a band you have to see live!
The Ghost of Paul Revere described as “holler-folk and stomp” genre played songs from all their albums including many from their new album, Monarch. The first and second jams totally set the tone for the rest of the set. They opened with “Annabelle,” hypnotic harmonizing of guitar, banjo and bass which had the audience in full sway. After the first three songs I wanted to put my camera down and just dance on for the rest of their performance. That’s when they hit us with Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City,” which I did put my camera down for. What a tune to cover here in Philly (Thanks guys). As we all stomped and danced on through the night they went into songs such as “Little Bird,” “Avalanche” and my favorite “Wild Child.”
I had to turn around to gauge the audience’s reaction to two songs I really wanted to hear – “Ghostland” and one of the night closers “This is the End,” both off their album Believe. Just as expected the audience was completely captivated just singing along with the band. This was definitely a night of good times and all smiles and hated to see it end. Again this is definitely a band you must see live.
Article: Matthew Golden