I had a great Saturday night in downtown Silver City, thanks to good company and wonderful live music. I met my friends Brandie, Becca and Rosalyn at the Silver City Brewing Co. to catch the Night Owls. I’ve seen these kids play their mix of rock and blues before, and they were in good form Saturday. The Tucson group, which made it to the Arizona Battle of the Bands in 2003, features bassist Greg Reinhart (pictured above), guitarist Conner Gallaher, and drummer Reed Porter. All the members are still in their teens, but that doesn’t stop them from jammin out.
Afterward, we walked down to the Buffalo Bar (I had my inhaler just in case it got smoky) to see Bob Log III. This one-man act also hails from Tucson, and he impressed with fast riffs on the guitar (supplemented with steady beats on drum and cymbals, courtesy of his feet).
Preceding Log was Clayton Fletcher, who also played a mean guitar and warmed us up for the main act. Fletcher was quick to move between mellow acoustic and heavy electric, and he had my foot thumping in place.
This upcoming weekend will feature the Fiesta De La Luna, up at the Wildwood Hot Springs. Root Skankadelic, New River Blues, Durty Waturz, Funk Farmers, Rhythm Mystic and Curbside Poets are all set to play during the three-night event. Package rates, which include camping, food and music, are available. Otherwise, tickets for the show start at $18. For more information, visit RootSkankadelic.com.