Thursday, October 20, 2011
Pitstop: Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers
Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers was the first band I saw this week at New York's College Music Journal Marathon. A quiet, low attended show at Spike Hill in Brooklyn where I originally went to see Lands & Peoples for the first time live yielding a surprisingly great start to my CMJ experience. Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers are folk rock group from Lansing, Michigan with a ton of onstage energy and the particularly amazing songwriting talent of frontman Joe Hertler. Where it would be easy for them to coast by on their infectious live energy, what really made them a great band to listen to was Hertler's lyrical chops and charm. Add in the fact that the band hasn't even been together a full yet and you can imagine my surprise at hearing such a cohesive, captivating live set. Whether in the overtly folky "Devil, Don't Steal My Bicycle" or the more understated "Carbon C14" and "We Are Everything", it's clear that Joe Hertler and his band are accomplished musicians who know what they're doing and do it well. An absolute pleasure to see live, actually.
Get a taste of Joe Hertler and his band The Rainbow Seekers with these video of "Devil, Don't Steal the Bicycle" and "We Are Everything":
Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers debut album, On Being, is out November 8th via Bigger Brush Media and it's definitely a must have. You can pre-order it now here.