The Sheepdogs at Pianos NYC [Concert Review]

by Woody on April 13, 2011

When Rolling Stone was founded in 1967, it sought to capture the music and ethos of the San Francisco scene at the time. Many of the creators of that unrivaled period have long since passed, and time has shifted away from the psychedelic sounds that once dominated. Given the lineage of the magazine and the subsequent change in popular music tastes, it is all the more fitting that The Sheepdogs are one of several unsigned bands that are currently competing to be on the cover of Rolling Stone.

The Sheepdogs, who have been featured in these pages before, capture the sound and style of the late 60s and early 70s with surprising ease. This is not to say that the band is dated or that it missed its generation. In fact, to the contrary, The Sheepdogs create a timeless sound that is all too rare these days.

The intricate instrumentation, glorious harmonies, and stunning lead vocals that would have made them a perfect addition to a Fillmore bill featuring Big Brother and the Holding Company or Creedence Clearwater Revival were on full display at New York Citys Pianos last month. The band delivered a wonderful set that focused on tracks from their brilliant LP, Learn and Burn, and included two new tracks: “Who” and “How Late, How Long”, which can be downloaded here.

Rate The Sheepdogs at Rolling Stone by April 14th and help them advance to the coveted cover of Rolling Stone and an accompanying record contract with Atlantic Records. Both prizes would undoubtedly elevate the band closer to a much deserved level of recognition that was enjoyed by some of their musical forefathers.

The Sheepdogs – I Don’t Know

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Donna Hay April 14, 2011 at 10:35 pm

I’ve said this before….when I hear the Sheepdogs, I am taken back to a time when I was 15, washing my Dad’s car on the front street, it was sunny, and it was Saturday!!! Life just doesn’t get any better than that.

Trillium April 20, 2011 at 7:24 pm

Love the Guess Who influenced harmony….

R.L. Hanson April 23, 2011 at 11:32 pm

Music is the ethos of life. Comparison is valued as a benchmark, but ultimately it is about the music regardless of generation… it’s how it make you feel and more importantly the cathartic process for the musicians, we just benifit! Bottom line…The Sheepdogs got it!
Good job Eric.

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