Search
Username
Pin It
Favorite

Feelin' the Best Feeling 

Keller telling us Why we need to wake up early. Sound Check wasn't quite sure what to expect from Keller Williams with Moseley, Droll and

click to enlarge Keller telling us Why we need to wake up early.
  • Keller telling us Why we need to wake up early.
Keller telling us Why we need to wake up early. Sound Check wasn't quite sure what to expect from Keller Williams with Moseley, Droll and Sipe when the all-star quartet took the stage at the Domino Room last Wednesday (11/12). We'd put a few solo Keller shows under our belt over the years, but had never seen him in full band mode...other than a brief appearance with the String Cheese Incident a few years back. Needless to say...we were more than pleased.


But it didn't take long before Gibb Droll's wailing guitar and Jeff Sipe's tight-as-titanium drum cadences got our booties shaking and heads bobbing, along with the rest of a late-arriving, surprisingly tough-drinking crowd that packed the Domino Room's hazy confines. Keller stayed true to his roots, dishing out some familiar hits like "Kiwi and the Apricot" and "Ninja of Love" while also letting the band get its ya-yas out with some lengthy but never boring jams. We nearly lost our collective mind when Keith Moseley put his deep and countrified voice behind the microphone to supply lead vocals to a cover of The Band's "Ophelia."

The covers continued into the second set when Keller, after telling a confusingly long story about riding in a car with Aretha Franklin and Carole King (we think it was a dream) before launching into a pretty killer version of King's "Natural Woman." No, KWMDS are not natural women by any means, but for about four glorious minutes, they were pretty damn convincing. Next came a lengthy improvisational rap during the snowboarding themed "Freshies" about the importance of getting up early when hitting up the mountain that drew laughs by the avalanche from the crowd.

The band ended with the Keller standard "Best Feeling" and from the dance moves being displayed on the Domino Room, it looked like folks were feeling pretty damn good by that point.

Pin It
Favorite

Speaking of On Stage

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Trending in the Alternative Press

Newsletter Signup

Cascades Reader Logo Cascades Reader

Get your daily dose of news for Central Oregon and beyond, delivered to your inbox five days a week. Powered by the Source Weekly.

Latest in Sound Stories & Interviews

  • It's in Their Blood

    • Jun 19, 2019
    Ahead of their show at 4 Peaks, Oliver Wood of The Wood Brothers talks about growing up in a musical family More »
  • Four Picks for 4 Peaks

    • Jun 19, 2019
    The Source's music writer calls out some acts you need to see More »
  • AUSTN Coming Home

    • Jun 12, 2019
    The 16-year-old singer is fresh off his debut EP and ready for Bendites to hear his music More »
  • More »

More by Mike Bookey

Readers also liked…

  • Rebuilding St. Thomas

    Rebuilding St. Thomas

    Larry and His Flask drummer Jamin Marshall spearheads a benefit concert to raise money for Virgin Islands residents, affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria
    • Nov 1, 2017
  • Universally Shared

    Universally Shared

    Cloverdayle, a Nashville duo with Bend roots, shares its latest single, "Scars."
    • Nov 30, 2017

© 2019 LAY IT OUT INC | 704 NW GEORGIA AVE, BEND, OREGON 97703  |   Privacy Policy

Website powered by Foundation