Saturday 10 June 2017
Vintage Trouble was founded in Los Angeles in 2010, but anyone who doesn’t know better might believe they came from the sixties. According to Lenny Kravitz, the band’s live experience reminds him of the legendary Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. Understandable, because the quartet veers from gritty blues rock such as Jimi Hendrix’ towards raw, subdued soul in Otis Redding style. That last comparison is a compliment towards charismatic frontman and singer Ty Taylor. But however apparent the comparison, Vintage Trouble creates their own original material. Not for nothing, their last album 1 Hopeful Rd. was released on the prestigious Blue Note label and produced by triple Grammy winner Don Was. The band has built up an extensive live reputation. Before they headlined sold-out venues, Vintage Trouble opened for artists such as the Rolling Stones, The Who, and AC/DC, as well as playing at large festivals like Glastonbury, Coachella, and Bonnaroo.