Even after schlepping an upright bass, two guitars, and a kick drum to the blustery heights of the Village A rooftops, Benyaro’s Ben Musser and Bobby McCullough still didn’t quite have all of the accompaniment that they desired. McCullough, on the upright bass, tapped a tambourine with his left foot and Musser, on guitar, managed both the kick drum and a maraca stuffed in the laces of his other shoe. Alas, we humans are given a mere two hands, and so it was that Musser had to create his own sound effects to replace the crash of the cymbal.
Unfazed by the sidelong glances of rooftop residents still nursing Thursday-night hangovers, Musser and McCullough did not hesitate to belt it out, taking advantage of an opportunity to warm up for their show at The Velvet Lounge.
The twosome took a moment to drop by the studio to spin a few tracks from their most recent album, Good Day Better, and then it was time to load up the well-traveled, heavy-laden wagon (with Montana plates, no less) for the move to its next destination.
“Good Day Better”
Crew: Emma Forster + Mark Waterman, Edits: Emma Forster