LIVE: Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez @ Shepard Park, 8/28/13

Review and video by Joel Patterson

Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez (this incarnation: Chris Bickley, Larry Donahue and Michael Colbath) have a modest request: they want to be YOUR favorite Nippertown soul/blues/r&b band, and they laid out their credentials at the final concert of the Lake George Arts summer concert season in Shepard Park last Wednesday night.

Under balmy skies sparking with flares of heat lightning, they tore into a healthy selection of Christine’s lovely, dark and deep originals along with powerful covers of a few classics. Christine wants to convince you she’s a tough cookie, but lurking barely below the surface is a vulnerable, sensitive romantic, ablaze with the idea that love, in all its confounding, dizzying contortions, can really conquer all.

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