Street Corner Gypsy brought their mysterious sounds to Sunshine Studios Live, on Oct. 12. They were the main support. Maddy Hershiser, The Widowhood Effect, Pain Machine and Darkness Within were the opening acts. Kofi Baker’s Cream Experience was the headliner.
Ken Goldberg is the lead guitarist, Jim Walter is the drummer, Lisa Carnes is the bassist and Dave Way is the guitarist and vocalist of Street Corner Gypsy. Walter and Goldberg are the backup vocalists.
After a few microphone checks, some of those in attendance rushed to the front of the stage. As the stage lights dimmed, screams were heard in anticipation of Street Corner Gypsy. They went onto open their set with a cover of Thin Lizzy’s “Rosalie”. After the song came to an end, Way noticed a familiar face in the crowd and gave them a shout out from the stage.
During “Worthless”—Goldberg twanged his guitar in a vertical position, throughout the song. Way made the most of the stage, as he strutted and strummed in the center of the stage. Afterwards, he acknowledged all of the bands on the bill with Street Corner Gypsy and introduced themselves as a collective unit. Then, they went onto cover Zac Brown Band’s “Free”.
Way encouraged the crowd to sing along with them and participate with the band, for “Outsiders”. During the song, Goldberg showcased his guitar abilities, as he provided a solo. Way encouraged everyone to shout Street Corner Gypsy’s initials and Walter struck his drums with each and every one, as they fed off the crowd’s energy.
For “Believe in Rock ‘n’ Roll”, Way asked the crowd if they believed. He pretended he could not hear them because he wanted to receive a louder response. After asking the crowd for a third time, Street Corner Gypsy went onto play the song. After the song came to an end, Way introduced his band mates individually.
Running short on time, Way asked the crowd which song they wanted to hear. He gave them a choice between two songs and “Love Song #2” was chosen, as the winner. As Street Corner Gypsy performed, the spectators sang along with them. Carnes and Way had their backs against each other’s, as they performed. Later, Goldberg played just the axe portion of his guitar and they brought their concert to a close.
“Test of Time” was also a part of Street Corner Gypsy’s set.