This weekend, after a long pause due to the pandemic and its restrictions, the Ghosts of Kelso played a live gig at the Tack Room Tavern in Indio, California. It was the best getting to see people enjoying themselves safely on the crowded patio. It felt like a Coachella or Stage Coach weekend. People were relaxed, I even got to see a few friends that I haven’t seen in almost a year. Hugs never felt so good.
It was such a great sight to see them setting up their equipment even though I know it is a chore. They all had a glow or something about them that carried into their music. I mentioned to Hubby how relaxed everyone sounded after the first set.
I mainly shot video that night as I just purchased new video editing software and am still learning all the nuances and such. The video above is composed of various clips and photos. I almost synced the video and audio so that the singers mouth and the music are synced but that doesn’t happen till the end of the video. By the way, for more Ghosts of Kelso video, check out their Youtube channel: Ghosts of Kelso
The guys played semi-acoustically that night as to follow the rules set forth by the venue and to adhere to pandemic restrictions. They had no problem with that as I am sure many other bands are happily adjusting theirs sets to comply just for the chance to get back on stage. I mentioned to Hubby that this was one of my favorite gigs because of this. They all sounded so relaxed and it flowed out of them and into their music. Hubby even played guitar instead of bass that night. Me, I was hoping that he would have busted out the Kala Bass, but sadly, he did not.
The one thing that I most enjoyed watching were the guys and some gals that would stop and listen to the band as they were waiting to pick up to go orders. One man closed his eyes and sang along with the songs. Another man sat on a bench across from me and was tapping his fingers and almost dancing in his chair. My friends youngest daughter also watched the guys as she wanted to dance. “Next time” is what we said to her as I am sure there will be plenty of next times to come.
All in all, it was a fabulous night and it felt wonderful to be out with all those happy people. Except for the face masks, it really did seem like any ‘ol Saturday night at the local hang out. If you are planning a visit or maybe you live in the Coachella Valley, do stop in at the Tack Room located at the Empire Polo Fields, you will be glad you did.
The Ghosts of Kelso are a four piece classic rock cover band from the Coachella Valley.
Follow them on IG: @ghostsofkelso
For Booking contact them via Facebook: Ghost of Kelso