Gates: 4:30 // Show: 5pm
FREE // ALL AGES
Kick off your weekend in the RME Courtyard with our summer series: Live@Five
Classic rock cover bands come and go. But how many of them play some of the most iconic tunes from the likes of The Rolling Stones, The Black Crowes and Neil Young in the original open tunings? Well, that's the stock in trade of The Blackstones. The brainchild of guitarist Steve Judge with a little help from lead vocalist Tami Seitz specializes in rocking the weekends with a heavy dose of the Stones and Crowes, along with other classics of the 60's, 70's and 80's. The Blackstones are dedicated to rocking in raw fashion while remaining true to the original arrangements...including all of those crazy Keef tunings like Open G, Open D, E and Open C for some Bad Company numbers! You may have heard others cover these songs before, but not like this. The Blackstones flat out rock and half the fun is watching the guitar changes on-stage between Judge and Joe Brown on guitar. The thumping rhythm section of Eric Pobanz on drums and Quad Cities favorite Don Gustofson on bass brings it all home.
Listen here ---> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSBWDmMJh-E