The Event Horizon: Ghost of Kelso – Indio, CA 4.17.21

This weekend, after a long pause due to the pandemic and its restrictions, the Ghosts of Kelso played a live gig at the Tack Room Tavern in Indio, California. It was the best getting to see people enjoying themselves safely on the crowded patio. It felt like a Coachella or Stage Coach weekend. People were relaxed, I even got to see a few friends that I haven’t seen in almost a year. Hugs never felt so good.

This was taken from the driveway behind the Tack Room.
The photo does translate the full effect of that sunset.

It was such a great sight to see them setting up their equipment even though I know it is a chore. They all had a glow or something about them that carried into their music. I mentioned to Hubby how relaxed everyone sounded after the first set.

I am using new video editing software. Still working out the kinks.

I mainly shot video that night as I just purchased new video editing software and am still learning all the nuances and such. The video above is composed of various clips and photos. I almost synced the video and audio so that the singers mouth and the music are synced but that doesn’t happen till the end of the video. By the way, for more Ghosts of Kelso video, check out their Youtube channel: Ghosts of Kelso

Hubby back there on a twelve string.

The guys played semi-acoustically that night as to follow the rules set forth by the venue and to adhere to pandemic restrictions. They had no problem with that as I am sure many other bands are happily adjusting theirs sets to comply just for the chance to get back on stage. I mentioned to Hubby that this was one of my favorite gigs because of this. They all sounded so relaxed and it flowed out of them and into their music. Hubby even played guitar instead of bass that night. Me, I was hoping that he would have busted out the Kala Bass, but sadly, he did not.

The one thing that I most enjoyed watching were the guys and some gals that would stop and listen to the band as they were waiting to pick up to go orders. One man closed his eyes and sang along with the songs. Another man sat on a bench across from me and was tapping his fingers and almost dancing in his chair. My friends youngest daughter also watched the guys as she wanted to dance. “Next time” is what we said to her as I am sure there will be plenty of next times to come.

All in all, it was a fabulous night and it felt wonderful to be out with all those happy people. Except for the face masks, it really did seem like any ‘ol Saturday night at the local hang out. If you are planning a visit or maybe you live in the Coachella Valley, do stop in at the Tack Room located at the Empire Polo Fields, you will be glad you did.

The Ghosts of Kelso are a four piece classic rock cover band from the Coachella Valley.

Follow them on IG: @ghostsofkelso

For Booking contact them via Facebook: Ghost of Kelso

4 Comments Add yours

  1. terrie gura says:

    This looks like so much fun! The weather looked perfect for your evening out, and we all sure do deserve one after this insane year. I’m glad everyone is still taking precaution as we ride this thing out.

    So, would you believe, that my hubby and I also went out on Saturday last weekend for live music, for the first time in over a year? We saw a friend who was playing a solo gig at a nearby winery, and it was almost like old times. Killed me not to run up and hug him after such a long time not seeing him, but we will get there eventually.

    What’s even more amusing to me is that our friend also played “Brown Eyed Girl.” 🙂 ❤

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    1. It was very fun. April and May weather here is usually in the mid 80s and during the day and it gets down to 60 degrees. Last night I spent time in our patio just watching the clouds blow by. We have high winds around here most of the year but it is a trade off for the blue skies.

      That is so cool that you got to get out this weekend. I surely missed live music. I know that feeling about not hugging people but I threw caution to the wind as we were outside, I know I shouldn’t have since I (we) am close to getting the 2nd shot.

      I have heard Brown Eyed Girl in so many versions but different bands, I think of it as the Freebird song. The hairs on the back of my neck stand up when I here the opening chords. One day I will have to do a mash up of all the video of the different bands I have recorded singing that song. 🙂


  2. Sarah Davis says:

    I’m going to an outdoor concert in June. Between work and my love of music, I used to go to a show, sometimes more, a week. I have not heard or seen live music in person since late February 2020. I really hope I don’t cry like a baby.

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    1. We used to go out see live music weekly as well. I kind of get live music in my home when Hubby practices, but it is just not the same. I got goosebumps when they first started playing that night.

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