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Green Room Rockers 5/18/13

Green Room Rockers 5/18/13 facebook.com/greenroomrockers
Written by Kevin Edwards
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  • Date Recorded: May 18, 2013
  • Artist / Band: Green Room Rockers
  • Hosting Show: Ska's the Limit
  • Sound: Dan Kinney

Green Room Rockers hail from the land of the Wabash, another muddy river, so they should have felt right at home as they brought their Midwest brand of reggae, ska and soul to St. Louis.

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The band, which is centered in northern Indiana, was formed the way so many bands form and it didn't include auditions so much as who showed up to play in the basement jam. Eventually, some people kept coming back and, voila, you find you have a musical group.

The band broke out of the basement in 2006 and released two albums, "Hoosier Homegrown" in 2007 and "Green Room Rockers" in 2010. The session here in the KDHX studio was a mix of styles.

"Dark Thoughts" is classic reggae, complete with the shick-a-shick guitar, but perhaps carrying a little less emphasis on the bass line than some heavy reggae. The keyboard really fills out the sound and the song sounds like the group's home groove.

"You and I" is more of a classic soul sound and would do very nicely if you wanted to move along with someone, belly to belly, across a darkened dance floor. Both the first and second songs are from the self-titled 2010 record.

The third song, which was featured on a "Ska Is Dead" record, is a reggae version of "Wagon Wheel" which really works nicely. The song is a Bob Dylan sketch that was later finished by Ketch Secor of the Old Crow Medicine Show. The OCMS recording was certified platinum earlier this year and the song has been covered by many other artists but perhaps never quite in this way.

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