Lullwater Puts Voodoo Spell On Route 47


Lullwater (named after the street in Athens, Georgia where they used to rehearse) appeared at Route 47 in Fridley Sunday night and put on a hell of a show. They were a last minute booking and unfortunately it seems like a lot of people were unaware they were in town. Combine that with it being Sunday night and temps pushing 90 degrees and I think a lot of people decided to cozy up to the a/c at home.

The first band up was VIA. VIA describes themselves as an American Heavy & Dirty, No-Pussyfooting Rock N Roll Four Piece Band based out of Minneapolis, Mn. They lived up to the billing and had a great set. I had not seen them before, but will definitely try to see them again.

The next band was Strange Daze. Strange Daze is another Minneapolis based 4 piece band. Strange Daze is the type of band that you want to shoot as a photographer. They kicked, they jumped, they mugged for the camera – I loved them. Their set consisted of originals plus a few covers and they were very entertaining. I am always amazed at all of the local talent that we have in the Minneapolis area and the first 2 acts were great examples of the level of that talent.

Lullwater started with a roar and continued the roar through the entire set. I loved the smooth vocals from lead singer John Strickland with Daniel Binnie (lead guitar), Roy ‘Ray’ Beatty (bass & vocals), and Joseph Wilson (drums & vocals) rounding out the foursome. Despite the smallish crowd, Lullwater put on an impressive show and people in the crowd shouted out their approval. I really enjoyed their set and will be listening to their music and looking forward to the next time they are in town.