“that was really something, man. that was really cool.”

A small crowd bore witness to Alec Ounsworth’s mystical jamboree at the High Noon Saloon in Madison, WI on February 24, 2010.

Ounsworth took to the stage in a all-black ensemble, cast as the preacher of a Dust Bowl revival. Helping to rouse up the good feeling were bandmates Brian Ashby, Peter Modavis, Jonas Oesterle, and Matt Sutton. Their formal wear gave a sense of austerity to the proceedings, but the rumpled nature hinted that things would get down and dirty. They did.

The band played a mix of songs, pulling from Ounsworth’s solo material and his projects Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Flashy Python. The range of tracks to cull from yielded a wonderful mix of chill meditations and hand-clapping, foot-stomping, heart-pounding kickers. Of particular note was the end of their set, a measured and bated rumination that gave way to a beautiful explosion of sound.

Opening act Ezra Furman & the Harpoons provided a quirky slice of rock and roll; check out some video we took from their visit last year to Madison.

For more info, check out www.alecounsworth.com.
To see more pictures from the show, check out our album.

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