A fine Thursday evening for a show it was. On this night, the band was JKutchma and the Five Fifths. J, one of my oldest pals from life and one of my favorite local Durham musicians, took the stage at the Pinhook in downtown Durham, NC at about 11:30pm and played about an hour of great music. J, up to this point, probably best known for his work in the rock band, Red Collar, has been doing this solo thing (well sort of solo, but with a backing band) for a spell now and is about to release his second album under the JKutchma and the 5/5 moniker in June 2013 on Last Chance Records. The music is not always exactly country and not always exactly rock and roll all the time, but definitely lingers somewhere in those two realms. From the brooding "I'll Survive" to the toe tapping "Teenage DMZ" he's probably got you covered when it comes to a tune that you'll be humming long after hearing it and live he leaves a quite an impression. If you are in the area on or one of his future tour dates, I'd highly recommend going out to check him out, he rarely disappoints. Watch the video below to see what I mean.
Ton Up NC = Riding, Restoration and Racing of Vintage Motorcycles-Brian