by | Mar 24, 2002

The Big Wu

The Twin City’s most beloved jamband came into town with Vermont’s Strangefolk opening for this Saturday night at The Music Box. Wu got things rolling with their anthem “Minnesota Moon.” I’m pretty new to the Wu, but I can see where their copious charms lie. Catchy tunes with solid playing to bring them to life. Notably from a bass player that reminds me a lot of the late Bobby Sheehan and from the keyboard player who also plays a pedal steel guitar. While it’s somewhat unfair to draw comparisons–given that Ratdog came to town the next night–it’s also somewhat unavoidable. Wu, the “new jack hippie band” is putting out a sound I find much more vital and refreshing.