This blog is concerned with all things that encompass not only travel, but culture as well. I have written about places to go and things to eat. But I have yet to focus on some of the cultural aspects that truly describe what it is like to live in Southern Oregon. Art defines and expresses the culture of a people and art is a direction I will start to focus more on in my travels. With that said, this blog is going to focus on one of my favorite musicians in our region, the band “TallBoy”.
TallBoy, which is based out of Medford, Ore., is a heavy metal band that is extremely popular among local music lovers. They are known throughout the West Coast, especially in Oregon, California and Washington because of their frequent touring schedule. Even though they are often on the road, they manage to play a couple shows a month in the Rogue Valley.
Jimmy Roberts fronts the band and is known for his wild antics onstage. During a TallBoy show it is not uncommon to see Roberts flailing on the ground, jumping up on the bar or jumping into the pit to help inspire their fans. Although it sounds over the top, Roberts show is very interactive and during breaks he will often take the time to speak with fans. TallBoy realizes that their fans are their livelihood and it is nice to see an artist take such an honest interest in communicating with show attendees.
TallBoy should be checked out by anyone interested in heavy metal music. But if you live or travel through a place where they are holding a show they are a must see. Check out their website at http://www.reverbnation.com/tallboy for more info.