By Matt Wickstrom
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Electric Garden, a Louisville six-piece welding together a mash-up of rock ‘n roll, jam and funk, today share “Black Snake,” the group’s latest single ahead of dropping their self-titled debut album later this summer.
Recorded at La La Land in Louisville and drawing inspiration from iconic jam and southern rock outfits such as Widespread Panic, The Grateful Dead and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Electric Garden feature a high flying circus of sound on “Black Snake,” a song in which the band flexes it’s jam muscles with stretches of improvisation that see each of the band’s six cogs take control of the wheel for a time, from back and worths between keys player Chris Grzech and guitarist Will Husband to the intricacies of percussion duo Matt Robinson and George Greene.
Bassist Keith Sampson and guitarist AJ Clements add further layers and elements to the band’s sound, which has captivated Louisville crowds since 2016 with it’s infectious vibes, now looking to spread it’s reach out to the remainder of the commonwealth and Southeastern U.S.
Listen to “Black Snake” below.
“Black Snake” first premiered on Monday, June 17 during episode 71 of Wick’s Picks on Lexington Community Radio beginning at the 10:25 mark.
Fans of Electric Garden have numerous opportunities in the coming months to catch the band live, including from July 11-14 at Terrapin Hill’s Family Reunion in Harrodsburg and Sept. 6-8 at PeteFest outside of Louisville.
For more on Electric Garden visit ElectricGardenMusic.com.
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