Their sets at shows previously caught usually consist of covers with a few original songs thrown in throughout.
But at The Loop recording studio, 4209 S. Alameda, Corpus Christi, where the show was recorded in front of a live audience, they ripped through 45 minutes of guitar-thrashing, drum-pounding, blues-tinged original songs that would clearly be at home on any radio station.
And that’s exactly where you can catch the show, but more on that later.
The Loop itself is a quaint, yet gorgeous space. As you enter, you’re greeted by reflective street signs with famous singers and musicians’ visages on them.
Through the narrow halls, posters and paintings lead you to a very advanced recording room with monitors and mixing boards.
And just past that is the large room where the band played to a packed house.
The room wasn’t too large, but it was big enough to fill with new and old fans of the band looking for some good jams.
And, by the sound of their screams and applause at the end of their set, they found it.
There was a very relaxed vibe that washed over everyone there. It was a tight squeeze to fit everyone in the room, but no one pushed or shoved.
Bump into somebody with the lens of your bulky camera, and you’d get a smile in return for your apology.
The band ripped through song after song as Rich Lockhart, the band’s guitarist and singer, gave the audience reason to cheer as he played solos behind his head and then later with his teeth.
The crowd ate it up.
It was a wild night for music fans of all ages. And no one complained about the free pizza and beer, either.
The Rich Lockhart Band will be everywhere soon, trust me on this.
You can hear The Rich Lockhart Band interview and set this Sunday, Jan. 13, at 9 p.m. on Classic Rock 104.5 FM.
You can find out where they’ll be next by going to www.facebook.com/RichLockhartBand and www.richlockhartband.com.
Paul Gonzales is the entertainment writer at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 116, or at thescene@mySouTex.com.