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Celebrated jamsters Green Lemon return home for Bricktown show


Tory Troutman August 9th, 2007

Can the "jam band" tag can be fairly applied to Green Lemon? "That's kind of what we get portrayed as, but it's pretty different in a lot of regards," said guitarist Steve Schaben. Green Lemon's b...

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Can the "jam band" tag can be fairly applied to Green Lemon?

"That's kind of what we get portrayed as, but it's pretty different in a lot of regards," said guitarist Steve Schaben.

Green Lemon's brand of danceable jams are big on slow-building, sparse grooves; progressive rock; electronica; and solos that have a point. In short, the band didn't graduate magna cum laude from Jerry Garcia University. Still, jam fans seem to like what they do, and they've found a home among jam bands, living the nomadic summer lifestyle of the festivalgoer.

CONCERT PLANS
Since February, the Edmond-native band has been zigzagging across the country, by plane and automobile, hitting jam-friendly festivals such as the recent Dfest in Tulsa. Festivals like these are a great place for the band to enlarge its fan base, and to stretch out musically.

"There's a lot more improvising in the live show than there is on the disc," said Schaben, who said his jazz studies at the University of Central Oklahoma's top-notch program prepared him for Green Lemon's fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants live shows.

Friday's show at the Bricktown Ballroom is one of Green Lemon's frequent homecomings " they tend to return to Oklahoma two or three times a year.

All concertgoers are strongly encouraged to wear white shirts, which will play havoc with the custom black-light setup the band has arranged. As a reward for doing so, the first 100 souls through the door will get a free live disc. "Tory Troutman

For the full story, pick up a copy of Oklahoma Gazette.

 
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