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Garden Vibes: Seratones

  • Dates: July 18, 2018
  • Times: 6 p.m., gates open at 5 p.m.
  • Admission: $10 general, $8 members, free to 12 & under (with paid adult admission); tickets available at the gate.
  • Location: George Eastman Museum
  • Address: 900 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14607-2298
  • Web Site: https://www.eastman.org/

Shreveport, Louisiana’s Seratones make a strong case that this little-known corner of the state is fertile ground, musically speaking. The city sits at a nexus roughly equidistant from Memphis soul, Mississippi Delta blues, and New Orleans jazz, with Texas swing located just over the nearby state border. The band’s sound draws from those touch points and more, ranging from Black Sabbath to Kind of Blue. On their debut album, Get Gone, A.J. Haynes’s powerful singing voice, first honed at Brownsville Baptist Church at age 6, rings across every track. Adam Davis’s bass and Jesse Gabriel’s playing propel every song with the grit, energy, and rawness of punk, the feeling of soul, and occasionally, a little jazz swing, while Connor Davis offers a clinic in guitar riffs, from swaggering blues to searing interstellar leads. In 2013, Seratones won the Louisiana Music Prize.

Sorry, no passes and no rain dates.

Gates open at 5 p.m.; music from 6 to 8 p.m.

BYOB and bring a picnic or purchase food on-site from food trucks or the Eastman Museum Café.