T his past Friday night, Fatty Lumpkin rocked The Londoner Pub in Uptown as fans for the LSU vs. Oregon game packed the two-story bar. The Denton, TX based rock trio has come a long way since their first self-titled release. The group has made tremendous progress from playing local gigs years ago to performing at Wakarusa in both 2008 and 2010. The members were able to take some time to speak with TOP during their set-break to discuss their new album.
The band kicked off at around 10:00 p.m. and played a really strong first set. Highlights include “Fred Berry”, an electric jam that has become a staple treat at many shows. In addition to originals they threw in a few cover songs. The first set ended with a scorching rendition of Phish’s “46 Days”, followed by Stevie Wonder’s, “Boogie on Reggae Woman”. Set two saw familiar fan favorites as the band carried on well into the night until nearly 1:00 a.m.
The chemistry of the band is there, and so is the work ethic. Lead guitarist Kelyn Crapp is a guitar virtuoso with excellent judgment of when to play in the pocket and went to rip lead guitar. Seth Myers really holds down the bottom end with tight funk-reggae-rock bass lines that create a full sound for a trio. Matt Dixon’s ability play a variety of styles ranging from electronic to classic rock make him a unique drummer and an undeniable valuable asset to the band. Meanwhile, Larry Powers keeps the live energy of the show going on the lights.
The new album is due out this Fall with an exact release date to be determined. Fatty Lumpkin recently finished recording tracks for their new album. The result was sixteen songs and they have yet to decide if they will release a double album, or just stick one. Regardless, these musicians live and breathe music. Talent is there, effort is there, the only thing the group needs is more time for exposure. Take advantage of seeing this trio throughout the DFW area on a regular basis at SMU student’s favorite bars like Barley House, The Green Elephant, Trees and the Granada Theatre.
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