A band called The Brothers Comatose was called upon to snap back to life full, non-socially distanced concerts at the Crystal Bay Casino.
The San Francisco bluegrass and country rockers did just that when it headlined two-straight evenings last weekend in the Crown Room, which was devoid of chairs separated into pods for the first time since early March 2020.
“Happy Saturday!” guitarist-singer Ben Morrison greeted the second night audience. “It’s good to see a full-capacity room full of people!”
From the moment the first musical note was played, and for the next 80 minutes, the room was an explosive dance party.
“The BroCo” started the celebration with “Angeline,” “Knoxville Foxhole,” “Pie for Breakfast,” “Trippin’ on Down,” “120 East” and “City Pounded Gold.”
Ben Morrison is a man with a flirtatious smile and smooth voice. He grabs the audience’s attention with his charm and talent. Brother Alex Morrison plays the banjo and adds harmonious vocals.
Philip Brenzina is a fiddle player extraordinaire. Greg Fleischut plays the mandolin and steel guitar. Scott Padden plays stand-up bass and contributes to the harmonies with his vocals.
BroCo released a single this week: “To Many Places” released by Swamp Jam Records. A studio album will be released next year. The Morrison brothers and Padden sing smooth and easy three-part harmonies. Brenzina did an exciting fiddle solo that everyone loved. There was a three-part spicy jam with the fiddle, guitar and bass that rocked the room.
The Brothers Comatose were called back to the stage for two encore jams. On the first, they pulled a beautiful young woman named Talia out of the audience to sing with them.
When the show concluded, Ben Morrison said, “Tahoe is the best place in the world to play! We Love Tahoe!”
- The Brothers Comatose
Crystal Bay Casino
July 3, 2021
Pie For Breakfast
Trippin’ on Down
City Painted Gold
Get Me Home
The Ballad of Tommy Decker (Prince of Haight)
Soft & Blue
The Van Song
The Way the West Was Won
Too Many Places
Tops of the Trees
I’ll Never Grow Old
And For The Encores…