What's the worst part about getting a tattoo? Is it having to sit still for hours on the end? The potentially excruciating pain of going under the needle? Being sober? Most likely the first answer that comes to mind isn't "the lack of live music inside the tattoo parlor," but that's exactly where the latest episode of our busking series comes in. For this, the 25th video in the series from Globe Trek Productions, Austin band Blue Healer paid a visit to Gold Dust Tattoo on Lower Greenville to lay down some mellowed-out electronic jams.
You may already be familiar with the guys from Blue Healer, even if you've never heard of Blue Healer. David Beck, Bryan Mammel and Dees Stribling are all former members of country act Sons of Fathers, who were actually featured as the third episode of the busking series all the way back in May 2013. They've since moved on from SoF and just last year formed Blue Healer, which is something of a polar opposite in terms of musical style.
The first song in the video, "Hold Me Close," is an understated, atmospheric song, only building in gradual waves of keys and a drum machine. (At least one person decided to keep his headphones on during the performance. Not a good look.) Then the band takes it to the roof of the building for an up-tempo dance track, "Only if She Tastes Like Diamonds," which sees Beck picking up his more familiar sole (to SoF fans) on an upright bass.
Blue Healer were in town for a show at Club Dada last week.
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