February 28, 2015

David Barrett Trio at The Phoenix

The David Barrett Trio at The Phoenix Concert Theatre February 7, 2015 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
The David Barrett Trio was the second opener for Saga at The Phoenix Concert Theatre on February 7. They're an instrumental power trio, which on the surface may not sound that exciting. However, their musicianship, the songcraft that obviously goes into their tunes, and their energetic stage presence made them a cool live act and a great warm-up for Saga. I'd call it "progressive dad rock" - in the best possible way.
The David Barrett Trio at The Phoenix Concert Theatre February 7, 2015 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
The David Barrett Trio at The Phoenix Concert Theatre February 7, 2015 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography picturesThe David Barrett Trio at The Phoenix Concert Theatre February 7, 2015 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
The band consist of David Barrett on guitar, Jason Farrar on bass, and Alexander Sascha Tukatsch on drums. They've been in the power trio format since 2010 and released their eponymous début in 2013. The album was produced by Rush's Alex Lifeson, Alan Parsons and Richard Chycki.

David showed off his chops on some unique instruments, including the second double-neck SG that I'd seen in a week and he managed to do something that neither he nor I had ever seen before - he broke a guitar strap.
The David Barrett Trio at The Phoenix Concert Theatre February 7, 2015 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography picturesThe David Barrett Trio at The Phoenix Concert Theatre February 7, 2015 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
The David Barrett Trio at The Phoenix Concert Theatre February 7, 2015 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Check out some of their music:

"Sonar" (Alex Lifeson Produced)

"Great Eastern Sun"

"Dive"

1 comment:

  1. Great show by a great band. The Phoenix has always been one of my favorite places to see a band play. Elevated stage and a balcony if you want.

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