This time around all is different. Leaving aside the superb venue -again the sound was so perfect- DeWolff played so much better, more subtle and mature, than the show following 'DeWolff IV'. There's almost no comparison to the show following 'Grand Southern Electric'. Like the songs have grown the extra mile, so has the playing. What defines the growth of DeWolff?
Thirdly I'm under the impression that the organ is more on one level with the guitar than two years ago, also making the show more diverse in sound and mood. Perhaps that is because of circa thirty minutes jam at the end of the LVC show. DeWolff is complete, despite (not) missing a bassist. The sound is full and warm, so there is nothing amiss.
It seems that working with an american producer did the band a lot of good. The new songs are just this little more focused. The Black Crowes like, but most DeWolff songs are better than most songs this famous rock jam band ever wrote. No matter the name, my impression is DeWolff is better on record. Live I can't compare. The hair (and beard of Robin Piso) definitely matches Chris Robinson's as well.
Overhearing the age of the band members, 20, 23 and 24 I can't help thinking about what these, basically, kids have achieved already and where they can still go. If anything, the future is theirs. The band has such potential and has grown to a great height already. The showmanship is in place. Next stop Brussels, Berlin, London, Paris, ....?
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