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The Old Ceremony

The Old Ceremony

Django Haskins of The Old Ceremony rocked Cats Cradle Friday, May 9th.

The Old Ceremony out of Chapel Hill NC, is one of the more unique bands I’ve run across in some time. It’s fronted by songwriter Django Haskins and this band of troubadours uses guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, violin, cello, and vibraphones to pound out polished lush music. They mix elements of jazz and rock, a little blues seem thrown in there at times, as well as a hint of folk. Each song stands on its own and the set consisted of quite a variety of sounds. The musicianship of each of the band members is evident and the songs are well composed and executed. While watching and listening, I’m struck by how much they each seem to be enjoying themselves on stage. These guys don’t just dial in a performance, they show up to entertain and they certainly gave us a fantastic performance. The crowd was an interesting one, a mixture of varied ages, from younger kids (think middle-school) to the more mature set, but all were fans and most sang along to the songs. They played a tight set without a great deal of breaks or banter and the crowd couldn’t get enough. The Old Ceremony are fantastic live and if you haven’t gotten the chance to see them, then keep your eyes out for upcoming gigs and get there. you wont be disappointed.

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  1. I love these guys!

    Posted by Smoopy | June 3, 2008, 12:37 pm