On an incredibly cold Sunday night, I headed over to the 9:30 Club for a concert featuring the Kopecky Family Band and Lissie. Lissie, one of the more prominent singers in the recent folk revival, brought her blues flavoured folk rock to the venerable DC venue. Kopecky Family Band started things off and it was obvious by the second song that they were a great choice to open for Lissie. They got the normally stagnant crowd moving with their fun music and numerous crowd interactions. Their sound was what I’d imagine if ska music went on a date with folk music. Their sound was drum heavy, a fun and refreshing aspect of their live shows that allowed us to see the drums onstage right for a change rather than hiding behind the other instruments.
Hailing from my hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, the Kopecky Family band brought their folk-rock sound to the Nation’s Capitol last tuesday to a sold out crowd at DC9. When I found out the Kopecky Family Band was coming to DC, I immediately jumped at the opportunity to see them.
In the spring of 2010, the KFB played a show at my high school’s auditorium. Despite playing for a crowd of 20 or so high school students they put on one hell of a show. I promised myself I would keep up with this band; however, like all promises I make to myself, I broke it. The universe rewarded me with an opportunity for redemption, and boy, was I glad I took it.