The Wall Street Journal Vintage Trouble interview/review

Wall Street Journal

“Last night at the Highline Ballroom in New York, Vintage Trouble performed as headliners. The crowd, more than respectable for a chilly Monday night, seemed to know every song, including new material the band is fine-tuning, and they responded to Taylor’s exhortations and yowls reminiscent of the kind Brown, Joe Tex and Wilson Pickett once unleashed.
What separates VT from a copycat soul revue is its muscle: Colt deploys a Jimmy Page-like crunch on guitar and Dill opens up his sound when Colt solos, thus keeping the mid-range alive. Danielson played several unusual patterns that gave added life to music that included several blues numbers, some swamp rock and an old-fashioned stroll. What Taylor described as “wild, dirty energy” worked as well in New York as it had in London and L.A.” Read more…