Sunday April 14, The Pat Travers Band gave a loud and energetic performance to an afternoon concert crowd at Rock Star Music Hall in Windsor, Ontario. The crowd was a little small in size but big in enthusiasm. The reward was a show filled with blazing guitar riffs, thundering percussion and mind blowing bass work.
Never one to settle for average musicianship within his band, Travers’ current group is no exception. For the past two years it has included Tommy Craig on drums, a steady force with a really big sound and David Pastorius, nephew of bass legend Jaco Pastorius. Pastorius showed during a mid set bass solo that he didn’t just share the famous last name, but also the talent expected from it.
Along with a selection of blues rock tunes from his lengthy career, Pat Travers also played his version of the Louis Prima swing tune Sing Sing Sing from a soon to be released album of big band tunes covered with his own unique style. The show wouldn’t be complete without his two biggest hits, Snortin Whiskey and Boom Boom, and he didn’t disappoint, encouraging the crowd to sing along with “out go the lights”.
Age doesn’t seem to have affected his guitar skills and in fact, he may be at the top of his game. Having just turned 65 two days before in Ottawa, his adopted other home town, Pat was surprised on stage at the end of his set with a big piece of birthday cake with a candle. Truly one of the guitar greats, here’s hoping rock and roll will never die!
For more information about Pat Travers and his band visit http://www.pattravers.com
Local band Guitar Army warmed up the crowd with a solid set of classic rock covers and original tunes.
Photos by Dan Boshart
Dan Boshart is a talented photographer from Windsor, Ontario, who is looking forward to spending more time on concert photography when he retires from his full time job in the automotive industry. In addition to shooting bands, he has an interest in travel, architectural and street photography. Some of Dan’s photos can be viewed on Instagram and he can be followed on Twitter or his 27th Floor Photography Facebook Page.