Photos courtesy and copyright © of Steven Francis Photography
We don't stop playing because we grow old, We grow old because we stop playing
Begin with a measure of music born in the Highlands of Scotland and across the sea in Ireland, add a shaker of down home kitchen party, then fill to the top with rock and roll - a recipe to fill flasks all across the country. The wail of the bagpipes blends with the drums, the guitars, the mandolin and the fiddle, soars above the bass and sets the feet moving to a whole new sound with the most ancient of roots.
Back to our recipe - here are four skilled musicians, experienced in music of all genres, who decided to get together and mix it up! Ewan Brown, the rock and roll bagpiper who will pipe you an ancient tune from the Highlands to break your heart, then pick up his mandolin and sing you a classic rock song; Jeff on bass guitar will rollick along; BJ will set your toes tapping with the beat of the drum; Michael will shred the air on his guitar and sing you a ballad.
Whether it is a traditional Celtic tune, a blistering cover with a twist or one of their rousing originals, Empty Flask will play your favorites and introduce you to new sounds. If you have never heard the pipes, let Empty Flask introduce you to that ancient instrument, playing a new song for you, or setting your toes tapping to an old pub song from Edinburg. The band will bring the usual guitars, bass and drums and season with a glorious fiddle, but may just toss in something to add to the mix, a mandolin, the penny whistle - who knows what else they'll dream up! Just when you think you have them pegged, they will take you down another musical road; one that has people dancing, singing, stomping and a little screaming...
You may want to be ready to join in and lend a hand.
This is a full participation get into it party!