By Greg Schwartz, Contributing Writer
A Beatles’ son visits Asbury park accompanied by his bandmates, Ron Delsner, John D, Sean Conner and Jason Dermer, together they walk the Boardwalk.
James McCartney music is a conversation between his vision and spiritual quest.
Placing him amongst his immediate environment, seeking reasoning of a moments experience; of one’s life’s journey. In surviving the struggle of past experience, reaping the reward of the Zen principle “compassion is wisdom.” A transcendent reaching flows through his transparent understandings.
His set performed to a sold out audience of talkative and focused enthusiasts
poured out with applause filling the room to a whole tone pitch.
The showcase set song order was conceptual.
Not another song was necessary nor an encore appropriate.
James music is mostly acoustic and closer to Radiohead in chordal and chorus structure.
As narrative response lines of seamless vocal transition are set up with four count silence.
Covering Neil Young’s “Old Man” followed by his own song “Angle” could be interpreted as a homage to his mother and father.
The 16 song two EP-CD is ethereal in nature.
The live performance was off set with a few perfect rock and roll songs
as a backbeat pocketed the Bass lines his father innovated from James Jamerson.
reflected a true moment of father like son.