Rocco DeLuca and the Burden come to Pearl Street this Saturday at 9PM. Over the last few weeks I've been totally drawn into DeLuca's music. I'm swimming in music every day, often just researching, posting shows, etc. and sometimes the music just flies by when I'm in work mode. Rocco made me look up, stop, and listen. He immediately reminded me of Jeff Buckley, unafraid to soar in the upper regions of his vocal range. The use of a dobro thickens the plot further.
Check out the band's MySpace to see and hear for yourself.
Making VH1's Top 20 countdown and Fuse's Incoming Artist program, Rocco's openers HoneyHoney create a stellar mix of folk, soul, country, bluegrass, rock, and pop. The combined musicianship of Suzanne Santos and Ben Jaffee shine on HoneyHoney's first single "Toy Gun" from their Jude Cole produced debut album "First Rodeo." Under the direction of Keifer Sutherland, the video for "Toy Gun" made it to MySpace's featured section. The pair not only writes amusing and meaningful music, but they are a comedic duo playing off each other in the studio and out. To me, the duo recalls both The Submarines and The Bird and The Bee, two others male/female outfits that make magic with the x and y chromosome combo.
Rocco DeLuca and the Burden, HoneyHoney this Saturday, April 11th at 9PM in the Pearl Street Clubroom. Tickets here.