Great local band hits The Barn stage again! Get ready to get your boogie shows on and get to dancing with The Chiefs!
By the time they joined forces in 1995, Eliot Osborn, Louise Lindenmeyr, and George Potts were already in command of their distinctly different musical personas: Mr. Osborn, a grumbling singer/songwriter of the John Hiatt kind, Ms. Lindenmeyr, a backwoods Ricky Lee / Norah Jones, and Mr. Potts, a powerfully clear tenor with a Lyle Lovett-like affection for fat free arrangements. Without really thinking about being a band, the three began to sing and play as one in a living room, wrapping themselves around " great songs… the kind that are so well written they are able to transcend the style in which they were originally conceived." Intrigued by what they heard, they billed themselves as the Joint Chiefs " because it created such a humorous uplink while placing us on equal footing" and headed out into the local watering holes. Over the next few years, the Chiefs expanded their domain, becoming somewhat of a regional phenomenon while marshaling an audience drawn to what Michael Eck of WAMC termed " their tight harmonies and loose attitude ".