Prescott – More Than a Band

Prescott with Adam Puddington, Randall Prescott and Tracy BrownPrescott is more than just a band, they are a bridge: between the traditional and the contemporary, the old and the new, the young and the old, traversing the deep river of slow time.

Which is to say, what a great show. Here we run into the futility of the written word in describing a musical moment, but Prescott’s performance at the Westboro Masonic Temple was, for all intents and purposes, perfect. The up-and-coming brother/sister duo shared the stage with parents Tracey and Randall of Prescott-Brown, as well as Adam Puddington, to create an unforgettable night of music.

KellyOpening the evening was Kelly Prescott with her husband Adam, and the playful energy between them infused an already superlative performance with pure joy. They played several songs from Kelly’s forthcoming solo album leaving me eagerly awaiting the arrival of January so that I could hear those songs again and again.

Randall and Tracey joined the pair for a song before taking over stage duty, gifting the audience with some gorgeous traditional fare and joined by friend of the family, ‘the guitar playing drummer’ Kenny Post. Before the end of the first set the entire family was back on stage, 6 players in all, building a glorious edifice of harmony and song. The second set was more of the same, by which I mean more of the same amazing performances, crafted songwriting, and a stage-swapping whirlwind tour through the genres of country and western, alt-country, bluegrass and rock n’ roll.

Prescott with Adam Puddington, Randall Prescott and Tracy BrownSimply amazing. On their own, Prescott (composed of Kaylen and Kelly) is an exciting addition to the acoustic pantheon, and watching their career develop over the years is sure to be a rewarding experience. Combined with Randall’s expressive harmonica, Tracey’s pure and authentic Grand Ole Opry vocals, and Adam Puddington’s own wealth of talent however, and something is made which is greater than the sum of the individual parts. More than just a band, a bridge; strong and beautiful and leading to even greater things.

Randall & TracyIt was a very special evening that we were privileged to bear witness to, another chance of a lifetime performance made possible by the Spirit of Rasputin’s. (Yay us)

Kelly Prescott’s solo effort isn’t the only thing to look forward to in January, Rasputin’s will be presenting the Juno award winning Jenny Whiteley on the 15th at our beautiful new venue.

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