A few dozen folks showed up at Central Market last night for our free weekly outdoor concert series, Thursday Night Live. Openers Mission to the Sea, the songwriting vehicle for Dallas’ Deck Sachse, was like a mini-orchestra, replete with violinist and classical guitarist, producing richly colorful and resonant indie-rock that verged on the meditative. At one point, according to Weekly staff writer Jeff Prince, who took the still photos below, someone in the crowd noted that the pace was so slow that one of the musicians was texting during a song. After close inspection, multi-instrumentalist Adam Pickrell was playing a kalimba, an African finger piano.
Mission to the Sea was followed by Cleburnean (sp?) Joel Cross, a grad of UNT’s vaunted jazz program and, clearly, based on his fleet runs and chordal solos, a student of Pat Martino and Wes Montgomery, and, based on Cross’ thick, clear tone, an appreciator of Django.
See you next Thursday for Soul Track Mind.