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The Stoned Evergreen Travelers filled the room with sonic bliss Saturday. Broken down from 3 to 4 they laid down acoustic fire with a cheerful crowd in attendance. Darrell’s, an often visited musical venue in Shoreline was the setting for the event. Fronted by Kevin Pfefferle, The Stoned Evergreen Travelers ignited the air without a drummer to back them up. The Travelers consisted only of Kevin on Guitar and Lead Vocals, TJ Demots on Stand-Up bass, and Mischa Kianne on fiddle. All the musicians in this act are season veterans of the local music circuit. Kevin himself plays in 4 bands. Demots in 3. Kianne plays in 3 as well. All of their talents span across a multi-genre platform. The Travelers themselves have a blend of country driven heavy-metal/punk-rock with direct ties to Slayer, Hank Williams, and Jonny Cash. Although influenced by older bands the Traveler’s sound is sustainable. It has the angst and fury needed to keep up with the current times. The musicians didn’t miss a beat due to the professionalism and experience attained from touring and playing consistently.
The set contained many originals as well as a few covers. “God slave” a haunting tune off of their newest release entitled Memoir’s of the Dying was a crowd favorite. The fiddle playing a daunting highlight in the intro of the piece followed by the low growl of the front man’s voice. The Travelers have an Original-Traditional sound in this acoustic manner. They drew the entire room’s attention; no one could look away. Kevin’s voice has the perfect draw for the country music blood that flows through their collect sound. They covered Glory Halleluiah by Those Poor Bastards and Hank3’s Crazed Country Rebel as well. Together the 3 can keep the room focused and enlighten to each other’s presence. The Travelers will be heading out on the road very soon for a short tour down the west coast.