One artist who creates art in an artistic way is Reeve Carney at Greenroom 42
With real power behind its lightweight frame, this music maker was unstoppable
Heigh-Ho, my happy rainbow tribe! Bobby Patrick, your RAINBOW review here. Put the silent T in cabareT to bring you all the T!
Well my rock and rollers rainbow over there, Sunday night’s mission was fresh and exciting for little Bobby as we made our way to The Green Room 42 to get just our second dose of this. thing called Reeve Carney. Having no experience of Mr. C’s work other than seeing SPIDERMAN: PLEASE TURN THE DARK BACK ON a decade ago created an interest in seeing this light, handsome, street-style musician / songwriter in his own element, with its own music … and my darlings, what a sight that was. His entry, after the bloated speaker announcer shouted his introduction, was a leisurely relaxed stroll in the spotlight, an electric guitar slung over his shoulders, a casual pork pie hat tucked up to show his expanse of forehead, after which he took another 90- second interval to tune his instrument while chatting with his fans in a relaxed manner. Are you catching Bobby’s drift? All this seemingly relaxed and almost shy demeanor belied the force of creation that was about to fill TGR42. You see my darlings, not only was this just the second live experience seeing Art Carney’s grandnephew (Yeah – that Art Carney!), But, truth be told, young Mr. Carney’s work on stage and screen has blown us in both lanes the past 10 years without even a looky-loo. It’s really no one’s fault, it turns out that the singer’s other works, post-Peter Parker, have escaped Bobby in this sometimes unavoidable way. While we looked forward to seeing HADES TOWN, the popularity of this show prevented the acquisition of PAINdemic front seats and, therefore, we look forward to the reopening of Broadway. So when RC finished his focus and hit the opening chords of his first strumming, rock / blues number screaming, contorting his face, dripping with sweat, taking off his hat, the show was, as they say, “In road to the races. “
Without a setlist or program to read and without a continuity on stage of an interpreter announcing each title, we will not be able to break down the music piece by piece but, given the way the show took place and was served, inform you about the “happening” that was Reeve Carney is more appropriate and will serve better, my little lambs, by urging you to get your tickets for his next performance as soon as possible. The phrase “Rock & Roll Baby! This is what comes to mind when describing Carney’s work, both as a singer and songwriter. With an incredible “rock-scream” voice reminiscent of a sound of Steven Tyler meets Janis Joplin, and guitar skills reminiscent of Chuck Berry’s lyrics JOHNNY BE GOOD, “… he could play guitar like a sound of bell, “Carney’s musicality on all fronts was hurled at audiences like fireballs from Gandalf’s staff. Watching RC on stage is watching a creative sweaty artist in a raw moment live. Thanks to his ability to improvise vocally, rhythmically and instrumentally, he was able to take his audience on a musical roller coaster that included recording riffs from the piano stage directly onto HIS CELL PHONE, taking said cell through the stage to ‘to his LOOPER to feed the riff into an amplified loop, takes his guitar and improvises other layers, all the while using half a dozen of his own preamps on a pedal board. Sounds complicated, right? But under the careful and talented guidance of an artist painting in major and minor tones, it looked like tonal poetry. His voice was delighted, his instruments flowed around him like leaves in a stream, and the sounds they all made together accelerated his listeners on this Rock & Roll highway. Whether he deftly (with his teeth) grasp a kazoo from his mic stand to add that metallic, buzzing layer amidst mind-boggling vocals, or grab a violin bow to apply to his guitar to make it howl into the sound. hall, Reeve Carney showed only a musical virtuosity close to the best of the Hall-Of-Famers of Rock.
The effect of Reeve Carney’s hybrid Rock / Jazz / Blues music on its participants was untold. Unable to stand and scream and scream and wave lit lighters, watching the audience react physically and emotionally from their chairs left an almost sacred feeling, as if rock legends of the past had anointed this future heir with souls of rock & roll, and for all that, and much more, Reeve Carney gets our full
5 out of 5 rainbows
Reeve Carney returns to Tgr42 on August 22nd and if your soul is rock & roll, you need to get your tickets: HERE
Reeve Carney is President / CEO / Engineer and Designer at Quarantine Effects USA, where he personally designs and manufactures dynamic electromechanical preamplifiers for concert musicians. Read all about his innovations and buy the right sounds to improve your music: HERE
Take Reeve’s Twitter: HERE
Discover his Insta-Pictograms: HERE
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