By Jim Stanford on April 24, 2009
Musically, the highest time of the winter came in February, when Galactic roared into Teton Valley with a couple of New Orleans horn players in tow.
Halfway through the show, the band struck a singeing note with a cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Manic Depression.” The economic collapse was far from the minds of fans. Nothing like music, sweet music to get you out of a frustrating mess.
Fueled by Knotty Pine owner Brice Nelson‘s barbecue — “the best food we’ve ever eaten at a venue,” gushed saxophonist Ben Ellman — Galactic chased away the cold and brought us back to the streets of the Crescent City. The ever-explosive “Shibuya” had the crowd literally bouncing off the log walls.
The horn players challenged each other, escalating the jams to mountainous heights. That’s the way they do it in New Orleans: If you got something to strut, step up and shake it.
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