Zoey's Trip & Friends ROCK the Crimsin Martini Lounge

Zoey's Trip packed the house at Crimsin performing for "First Thursdays" in San Pedro. The band invited friends to perform providing an interestingly diverse evening of sounds and genres. First up, Lady M, Marcia Caldwell busted out acoustic jams including a fresh new tune with a Lady Gaga backdrop, "AA Nazi", that had the crowd in stitches. Next up, Deblyn and Sandra Sokol mesmerized the crowd with a set of torchy standards. Sandra's strikingly sensitive piano-playing combined with Deblyn's silky, intimate phrasings painted a unique spin on some of the greatest standards ever written. Dana donned her faithful Martin guitar, reached into her early days and treated the crowd to some of her original music from Acoustic Carnival and Alice I Wonder. She was joined by her brother-in-law Devitt Feely on mandolin, acoustic guitar and harmonies. Her smooth, melodious vocals harkened a bit of Joan Baez meets Joni Mitchell. Zoey's Trip stormed the stage armed with several new tunes and revamped tried and true songs proving they can still bring down the house with incendiary zeal. The band sounded tighter than ever with Connie's incisive, compelling guitar playing weaving the rhythm in an encompassing fashion reminiscent of Keith Richards and The Edge. Her warm, sensuous vocals drew the crowd in as the harmonies with Deblyn brought 'back of neck' hairs to titillating attention. Deblyn's explosive harmonica added a punked out blues feel to the band while her rich, passionate vocals lit the steamy crowd on fire. Dana's powerful drumming amplified the in your face rock style Zoey's Trip is known for while presenting a driving rhythm that pushes the momentum adding dramatic muscularity to the music. The huge wall of sound these players produce is astonishing when you realize there are only three of them. With charismatic presence and calm banter, Zoey's Trip offers a refreshing live music experience.