​​​Rock, Roots, & Blues - Live

March 15, 2016
The Birchmere - Alexandria, VA
By: Steve Hefter

The young bass playing phenom Tal Wilkenfeld took the stage at The Birchmere touring in support of her brand new solo album, "Corner Painter".  Joining Tal (bass/vocals) were Owen Barry (guitar/vocals/bass) and Tamir Barzilay (drums/vocals). Though Tal has played with numerous big-name musicians since 2007, she is probably best known for her work as bassist for Jeff Beck on and off from 2007-2013. Fighting through obvious sound problems, Tal and the band put on a great show. I was particularly surprised by Owen Barry who has a jazzy/rock style and is clearly an accomplished guitarist. The three gelled nicely with Tal singing her sometimes etheral vocals all the while displaying her prowess on the bass guitar. These shows were in between opening for The Who on the current leg of their tour, exposing Tal and the band to even more music fans along the way. I expect even bigger things fom Tal in the future.

Tal Wilkenfeld

March 15, 2016 - The Birchmere - Alexandria, VA