by Doug MacRostie
Last month on a beautiful Saturday night, as the sun set and darkness slowly crept over the KAXE Amphitheater, Enchanted Ape were rocking out, their long shadows projected on the walls of the Rotary Tent surrounded by shades of red, blue and green during nearly two hours of outstanding music. Guitarists Chris O'Brien and Pat Riddle traded back and forth with amazing solos that would build and grow and take the music to excellent heights of musical emotion mixed with the tight and intricate rhythm section of Adam Kuchelmeister on drums and Rob Bruce on bass. And of course, we recorded it :D This Thursday night at 6 on Centerstage MN we'll be broadcasting the Enchanted Ape concert in it's entirity (the perfect set up for The Dead Set with Steve Ross starting at 8!).
From Minneapolis, Enchanted Ape play organic roots-rock, with improve guitar work and intricate songwriting and you'll get to hear them in action! With influences from The Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton and Paul Simon, they mix genres and styles for a unique blend of living music that grows and changes every time they play it. Special thanks to Forrest Ross for mixing and engineering the Enchanted Ape concert. You can see pictures here and check out the highlight video below.
Centerstage MN is Thursday evenings at 6, streaming live online at www.KAXE.org; or 91.7 Grand Rapids, 89.9 Brainerd and 105.3 Bemidji. All interviews are archived at www.KAXE.org and the show is rebroadcast Sunday mornings at 6.
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