By: Ellen Sherman
Aaron Kamm & the One Drops are no Sublime. They aren’t some acclaimed, superstar band; they are just themselves, and any music enthusiast should be ok with that. To start, Aaron Kamm himself is an astonishing guitarist; 75 percent of the time he was simply shredding. His bassist, Andy, added to the cool vibe with fingers that moved faster then Usain Bolt, and his other “drop,” Sean, completed a 5-minute drum solo while the other members went to grab a drink. These guys have played together for quite some time, and it’s noticeable.Their energy rebounds off of each other to create an undeniable musical magnet that I couldn’t step away from.
The evening began with a slow crowd, but it quickly morphed into a horde of people. For those that have been to reggae show, you know it’s a bit different crowd. No one has his or her phones out, no one is pushing or shoving, everyone is just enjoying life and Mr. Kamm made sure to complete this love triangle. The band commenced mostly with his smooth reggae sound and completed the mix with an amazing Mississippi blues set. Needless to say, they covered all bases.
I have been a fan of Aaron Kamm for quite some time, but never did I think they would put on such an indelible show. If you are looking for a mature, easy-going show that you can vibe to, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops are your fix.
Ellen is the Live Events director for KCOU and a junior Strategic Communications major from Blue Springs, Mo (we can just call that Kansas City- makes things easier.) She likes mexican food, cinnamon rolls and the occasional Dexter episode. Her dream is to one day plan and promote concerts for a living, although she’s accepted the fact that she’ll probably end up as a hand model.