Hunter NY 2012
Review By: Pamela Ashton
They were KILLER live. I seriously didn’t expect the level of musicianship that they presented. I was blown away.
Often during recording, artists will double up the guitar tracks playing the exact same lines twice to fatten up the sound.
The Sheepdogs also do this live – often playing the same lines before both guitarists split onto their own distinct paths. What an awesome thing to watch; the synchronicity and flow, then splitting into two distinct, dynamic parts! Joyful to watch and even better to listen to!
Both Currie and Hanson closed the set playing the same guitars with which they started the show. I was amazed that Currie’s Firebird stayed in tune despite all of the string-bending!
Leot loves his pedals and squeezed more sounds out of his SG than I’ve ever seen in 1 set! He seemed to enjoy playing with his sound, creating everything from a heavily distorted, raspy, growling tone to sweet, brilliant squeals and everything in between.
Their show brought music back to its grass roots, without the 14 guitar changes, tunings and pyrotechnics. The Sheepdogs delivered an authentic rock show, with 5 part harmonies, playful banter among the band members and careful attention from the stage crew to ensure a smooth execution.
I was so pumped after watching their show that I had to catch their second show later the same day. It rocked every bit as hard, and made this writer a full-on Sheepdogs fan.
Can’t wait to catch them again soon!!!