Vintage Trouble

Higher Ground / Burlington, VT

LA-based Vintage Trouble, fresh off opening for AC/DC in front of 80,000 fans the night before in Quebec, showed a Saturday night Burlington, Vermont crowd why they are one of the best live bands going right now. Ty Taylor, the lead singer, continues his high-energy explosiveness, fronting Nalle Colt (guitar), Rick Barrio Dill (bass) and Richard Danielson (drums), who jumped and shouted with the crowd all night.

Vintage Trouble is out supporting their new album, 1 Hopeful Rd, and, in addition to opening for AC/DC’s stadium tour of North America, the band will play about 25 solo shows. Burlington was lucky to host the opening date for the solo tour.

The band played several new songs for the Burlington crowd and had a fantastic mix of their older tunes throughout the setlist, and the crowd of Troublemakers (as their fans are known) was as rowdy as I have seen. The band returned to North America after extended trips to Europe and Asia, where 1 Hopeful Rd moved into the Top 10 in the UK record charts, and the single, “Strike Your Light,” hit Number 1 in Japan this week.

Saturday the band night played “Run Like The River,” with amazing slide guitar work by Colt, and the new song “If You Loved Me,” which gave Dill and Danielson the opportunity to show the crowd just how tight they are with new music. Finishing off the night was the ever foot-stomping, booty-moving “Blues Hand Me Down,” with Ty pushing the crowd to further craziness.

This is a great live act. Try to get to a show; you just might become a Troublemaker.

—Chris Krechting

Our photographer Laura Carbone has captured some great moments from the show, check them out below.

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