I HAD A lot of fun Saturday night watching Zeke Cernea & The UnExpected at One Restaurant. Love their original songs and takes on classic covers, songs other bands just don't do. Losing My Religion and While My Guitar Gently Weeps come to mind.
Zeke's CD is very good, but he and his band are even better live - the mark of a good band.
John Hodge and his guitar playing never ceases to amaze, and I was impressed with Jeff VanKanegan on bass and drummer Kevin Vandament. They locked in the groove and Jeff had some really interesting and great-sounding forays, all while locking it down and keeping it tight.
I would love to do more original music, though it's tough to play around here unless you do songs people know. Maybe it's just a fun thing to do, and I might be pursuing a project here with some of the boys I make noise with on a regular basis.
There is a contest coming up at One featuring local musicians and original songs, and you'll hear more about it soon.
Write and rock on!