When Chris and Joann Trudeau attended a concert that Chris described as “ear-hurting,” they thought, if the people listening could also participate, the outcome of the music might be better. Using what they termed, “crowd sourced jams,” as a firm foundation from which to proceed, Loud Clouds floated into existence. Grounded in reggae/rock that includes “deep jam outs and chill keyboard melodies,” with Chris on the keys and vocals, and Joann playing the steel drum, they were first joined by Joel Honey on guitar, who was replaced by Tad O’Brien, and now they have “our guitar god” Dustin Strother on the six-string. A pair of Erics, Brawner on drums and Heyen on bass, fills out the band. A typical Loud Clouds show incorporates previously penned original songs with improvisational tunes ending in big jams. Then by asking the crowd for input on song ideas, they create new compositions on the spot and hand out percussion instruments to the audience to “germinate the jams” or better yet, make what they call, “jaminating” music. Cool.
Saturday, Dec. 7, 9pm
Celtic Mist Pub