Have you ever accidentally stumbled upon greatness?
After being assigned to shoot promo shots for a Indie-Pop band this past Friday at The Door in Dallas I came across something I would never have thought to expect that night. Between the band’s sets Rachel and I wandered through the back hall that leads to the second room called the Prophet Bar. I was intrigued by the music playing in the other room and immediately went to find out who was playing. From the moment I walked in the room and saw the Gretsch hollow body, I was sucked in. As we would find out later, it was Dead Flowers’ soundcheck. This would be the beginning of a delightful night.
After shooting our assignment at The Door, Rachel and I headed over to the Prophet Bar. Dead Flowers was on first and they were tearing it up. The sounds of Country, Blues, Rock and Roll, and pure Southern greatness were being amplified across the room. The Prophet Bar was close to packed; I was quite impressed given that Dead Flowers were the first band up. The lead vocals of the group are performed by Corey Howe, a very energetic individual. His booming voice has the characteristics of huskiness and tang; the atmosphere of the vocals is Southern grit with a teaspoon of rasp for added character. The guitars are played by Corey and Vince Tuley on lead. The guitar’s tone has an overdriven powerful and organic quality to it. With a vintage and raspy sound it pairs great with Corey’s vocals. The drums are performed by Ed Chaney. With powerful blows to his cymbals and toms he creates a loud and clear rhythm to the music. The bass is played by Evan Johnson who has just the right amount of rumble and depth for the band’s upbeat tempos.
Every member of Dead Flowers puts on a jaw dropping show performance. I had a smile on my face for most of their set and didn’t have one excuse to leave until they were done. If you are living in the Dallas or Fort Worth areas of Texas I highly suggest that you get out and see these guys live. You can keep up with these guys at www.facebook.com/deadflowersband. I have also been told that they have their debut full length record, “For You”, coming out this Spring.
Dead Flowers is:
Dead Flowers, with Filliger and Taddy Porter
Friday January 18, 2013 | The Prophet Bar | Dallas, Tx