Dirty Logic LIVE @ Asheville Music Hall 3-16-2019
Comprised of an all-star line-up of some of Asheville North Carolina’s best musicians, Dirty Logic started from a conversation after a gig one night. Patrick Armitage (drummer) and Jonathan Cole (saxophonist) were discussing Jesse Barry’s (singer) Steely Dan tribute concept… A few of their colleagues were within earshot and immediately wanted in. Three days later, Dirty Logic had their first rehearsal where they played three tracks from the Aja LP; Black Cow, Josie and Peg. Thus the seed was planted, and Jesse’s dream was born into reality.
The band works hard to honor Steely Dan… playing their music the way that it should be played, by musicians who are masterful in their craft and share a deep love of the music. With three vocalists, four horns and a full rhythm section, they deliver the experience any true Dan fan craves – THE live Steely Dan concert that you’d expect to see when Walter Becker and Donald Fagen were in their prime.
Steely Dan’s live shows would often have funkier, re-harmonized arrangements of their studio tracks. Dirty Logic uses some of these arrangements, and also comes up with some of their own – delivering so much more than just simple covers of the studio tracks. So, while you can certainly expect to hear many of the iconic studio solos that fans know and love, the band also incorporates improvisation so that live moments are truly alive, and each show is a refreshing experience. Their song book currently includes tracks from Aja, Gaucho, The Royal Scam, Pretzel Logic, Can’t Buy A Thrill, Countdown to Ecstasy, Katy Lied and the FM soundtrack.
Dirty Logic’s members are also involved in other national and regional projects such as Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Empire Strikes Brass, Grammy Award Winning Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, The Travers Brothership, former member of The Jon Stickley Trio, The Business, Jesse Barry and the Jam, Off With Your Radiohead, The Billy Sea, The Juan Benevides Group, Chicago Afrobeat, Mucca Pazza, James Brown Dance Party, A Family Affair, Orange Crush, Larke, Fathead, and The Legendary Tuesday Night Funk Jam House Band