The Wallflowers Light Up the Paramount Stage
JAMES MIRANDA, Featured Writer
Two-time Grammy award winners, the Wallflowers, continued their summer tour when they performed on the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater stage Thurs., Sept. 1 in Peekskill, NY.
The alternative rock group opened up the night with one of their hits songs from their most successful album Bringing Down the Horse titled “Three Marienas.”
“[The Wallflowers] kind of have the last ‘rock’ feel to them,” said patron and Scarsdale, NY resident, Michael Bowyer. “They’re still generating original music. They have so much material to pull from; I like all their albums.”
Lead vocalist Jakob Dylan and guitarist Tobi Miller founded the Wallflowers initially in 1989.
Bringing Down the Horse, which was released in 1996, included hits like “6th Avenue Heartache,” “The Difference,” and “One Headlight,” which earned the group attention early in their history.
“One Headlight,” in particular, reeled in two 1998 Grammy Music Awards in the categories for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group.
The band has seen some splits/hiatuses, but have impeccable onstage chemistry.
“There’ a nice interplay [between them on stage],” said patron and Fairfield, Conn. resident, Lisa. “They’re cohesive and that makes it all fluid. [Dylan] has a really great stage presence and has self efficacy.”
With a simple yet elegant setup, the Wallflowers serenaded the pleased crowd with the slow rhythmic music that had many patrons amped and ready to listen.
“I just like their music,” said 20-year patron and Montrose, NY resident, Chris Giannetta. “I like the fact it’s Bob Dylan’s son and we want to see the hits and something that’ll get you excited.”
There were plenty of excited fans throughout the night as the Los Angeles based band played hit after hit to a crowd of approximately [add number]. Patrons danced, applauded, and snapped plenty of photos of the Wallflowers.