w/guest David Reisch
- Crystal Hotel - Al's Den |
- Saturday, August 31, 2013
- 7 p,m. |
- Free |
- 21 and over
Bingo is not trying to sell you anything. He has nothing to prove and there is nobody that he wishes to alienate. He plays music because making something beautiful to leave behind for future generations is the only reason he can find to joyfully remain as a member of such an otherwise embarrassing species. His music achieves different ends for different listeners; some dance, some sing along, some find some kind of comfort in the stories that he unravels. His fans are from all walks of life and all age groups.
Bingo plays original music, and various obscure covers and traditionals in an intuitive style that is informed by a vast array of influences: Rock, Blues, Country, Jazz, Psychedelic, Trance, Gospel and Bluegrass - basically, everything that he has ever heard or seen that has effected him. The mix is highly potent and always unique. Coming from the Holy Modal Rounders, Golden Delicious, and Freak Mountain Ramblers; Bingo is a true original and a national treasure that embodies the lineage of American folk music.
Bingo has a voice that is real and haunting and sounds like nobody else. Comparisons are inevitable, though, in this day and age and so there have been some names mentioned in attempts at description: John Lennon, JJ Cale, Randy Newman, Jerry Garcia, Bob Dylan, Lucinda Williams.
No Depression has called Bingo's live show "Jaw Dropping."
Other writers have tried to categorize his music as "Transcendental Americana" or "Tenderly Psychedelic Folk." You can call it whatever you want. If you are tired of music made by cookie cutters and people that are trying too hard to "make it," listen to Bingo ... he's convinced that there's nothing left to make but music.