Idle Hands Band is always a pleasant surprise! These folks are all-pro and user-friendly. Their tune list caters to dancers, so there's always a good groove going.
To quote Father Guido Sarducci, “How come these guys are so good?” One tune featured is an R&B arrangement of The Thrill Is Gone. A dedication tune performed is the surf-style instrumental Pipeline.
First guitarist is also lead vocalist Bobby Louthan, dubbed “an encyclopedia on guitar” by bandmates. He plays the tunes right, although he also performs more complicated material in other circumstances.
Next guitar and vocalist is Darrell Adelhart, “Mr. D.” It's hard to denote “first” or “backup” between these two, because they stand equally competent and they switch off, presenting various tunes during the evening.
Bass player is Dave Weburg. He's a man of few words but he doesn't need to talk much. He just lays it down like people need to hear.
On drumset is JR Elliott, a personable and well-experienced percussionist. His son, Rob Elliott, is also a drummer, who occasionally sits in with Idle Hands on guitar and voice. He is the lead guitar player with Lady Kat; she recently auditioned for The Voice TV show. We hope to hear more about that in the future.
In the meantime, Rob Elliott welcomes all to the Grape Vine for a jam all Wednesdays with Lady Kat and Brother Blues (band), 8 p.m. - midnight.