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LIVE: GUSTER – January 27, 2016 (Knoxville, TN)

| 30 January 2016 | Reply


Venue: Bijou Theatre

City: Knoxville, TN

Date: January 27, 2016

Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett


From their humble beginnings at Tufts University, the alt rock group Guster has remained true to their roots by connecting to fans with constantly updated touring journals, meeting the members, signings and open dialogue during shows. They have been together now for 25 years, have released 7 studio albums, and have a loyal national following. They tour nonstop, around 250 shows a year. They are known for long sets and open banter with the crowd. I was excited to see them and the Bijou provided the perfect setting with seating of around 700.  Following a short acoustic set by Rhett Miller, Guster took the stage. The set up was simple, no elaborate light show or stage props. Instead, they focused on what they do best, being gifted musicians and entertainers. True to form, lead singer Ryan Miller was engaging and had quick comebacks to fan’s requests. He encouraged people to stand and dance, but said it was okay to sit if you were old like them.  He went down from the stage and out into the crowd, giving high fives. Adam Gardner played guitar, trumpet as well as vocals. Brian Rosenworcel did percussion on both standard drum set and bongos. Luke Reynolds played bass and as well as providing vocals. Collectively their sound was amazing and studio quality. They played for hours to the delight of the fans. After the show, they came back for an impromptu meet and greet. This down to earth approach is what endears Guster to their fans, and I was certainly appreciative having them come to Knoxville.


Setlist: Diane – The Captain – Doin’ It By Myself – Homecoming King / Chariots Of Fire – The New Underground – Ruby Falls – Ramona – Satellite – Two Points For Honesty – Backyard – Stay With Me Jesus – Come Downstairs And Say Hello – Do You Love Me – Never Coming Down – Careful – Kid Dreams – Bad Bad World – Simple Machine – The Sweater Song – Demons – This Could Be All Yours – Long Night – The Beginning Of The End – Happier





Category: Live Reviews, Photo Galleries

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ToddStar - that's me... just a rocking accountant who had dreams of being a rock star. I get to do the next best thing to rocking the globe - I get to take pictures of the lucky ones that do. I love to shoot all genres of music and different types of performers. If it is related to music, I love to photograph it. I get to shoot and hang with not only some of my friends and idols, but some of the coolest people around today.

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