I missed Legacy’s set at Hometeam New Year’s Rally, but I was not about to miss his birthday bash! The Brewery was jammed and jamming in his honor. Legacy is a looper in the vein of Keller and Zach Deputy. It is truly a treat to watch him do his one-man thing. On many songs, he begins with an acoustic guitar riff, perhaps a second guitar figure, then a bass part, adding percussion via mouth and microphone, and suddenly you are hearing an entire band.The music began with Holey Miss Moley, a funk-rock-fusion sextet from Clermont. They were down a man for this set, but fortunately for everyone alto saxophonist Christian Ryan is back for good after a semester away. He is a great player who adds a great dimension to their sound, especially when keyboard player Chuck McIntire picks up his alto. Kenny Harvey had another excellent night on bass, as did drummer Antonio Morales, but, for me, this was guitarist Jacob Cox’s night. He was simply *on*. Everything worked right: the tight solos, the chunk chords, and everything in between. HMM alternated some fine originals and great covers, of which “Ain’t No Use” is my fav.
And then Legacy came up to join then for a few tunes. They have played together often and mesh seamlessly. When HMM was finished, Legacy did his thing. It was a joyous birthday celebration.
Green Sunshine closed the show. I have great respect for their musicianship, but their genre is just not my thing, so I made a (relatively) early night of it.