Review and video by Joel Patterson
Long-time guitar muscleman and Shaftsbury, VT native Ed Ransom is going for “supergroup” this time around with Ransom Notes. With lanky David Kellner on co-guitar, spitfire drummer Nathan Sherman and groovemiester bassist Dave Banulis, Ransom’s in wrecking ball territory. These guys are specialists and overqualified for the task at hand – gritty, growling blues. There may be some kind of laws against smoking in bars in Vermont, but they were out the window last Friday night at Doug’s On Main Street in Shaftsbury. Need any paint peeled off a wall?