One would have to be in a pretty foul mood not to be entertained by the mysterious awesomeness of Bob Log III. Sure, his musical skills are something to behold, his one-man-band brand of blues/Americana displaying dexterity, creativity, and plenty of good old rock â€˜n’ roll, but then there’s his wacky persona. At Monday’s packed Union Hall gig, Mr. Log leapt from behind the curtain that functions as the stage door in his signature getup: a full suit with bits of gold teasing at the bottom, and a dark-glassed racing helmet with a phone receiver wired as a mic. After a quick intro jam he shed the formality to reveal his shimmering gold full body suit, the very rocket man the audience had been waiting for, and burst into “Goddam Sounds Good” off the recently released My Shit Is Perfect.
Leroy Virgil, singer for outlaw country stalwarts Hellbound Glory will be opening the show.
Ghostwriter is the post-punk version of a self-accompanied singer-songwriter. Ghostwriter has toured the States for the last fifteen years and released eight albums on End of the West records. Early on, Ghostwriter toured alongside Dex Romweber (Flat Duo Jets) and Th' Legendary Shack Shakers. After performing in festivals from Sleazefest in Chapel Hill to Not the Same Old Blues Crap in London, Ghostwriter was tapped to support icons like Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and T-Model Ford. Known for his visceral songwriting and relentless live shows, Ghostwriter's DIY approach continues to scour the underbelly of American music.