|A One-Of-A-Kind Place|
|Jerry Younce and Ray Shamma|
|Ryan Younce and a wee bit of Ty|
|A great night of music in a special place--perfection!|
Backing the band this night were bass player Ray Shamma and Younce Brother/Uncle Ty Younce on percussion. Shamma played a beautiful wood electric bass with some terribly cool inlay work--a true work of art. While I usually prefer a stand-up bass in acoustic settings, he was able to play subtle yet interesting bass lines that somehow fit perfectly with the music, relentlessly driving the band forward and pushing the energy to the limits. Ty on the other hand is EXACTLY what I like as a percussionist behind an acoustic act. With a cajon kick-drum, two small mic'd bongos and a trio of small cymbals he is able to subtly blend sounds to perfectly complement the music. He has an extraordinarily light tough, especially on the cymbals--sometimes, there's no front attack at all, the sound just seemingly swells up from nothing and rings with bell-like clarity through the woodsy guitar sound. I also loved that he had a large "kit" of various sticks, strikers and brushes he used in addition to his hands--often switching multiple times within a song to get the perfect sound. Truly one of the finest percussionists around!
|The lovely and talented Miriam Pico|