Mentor , Ohio – The 90’s musical powerhouse known at Soul Asylum did something spectacular this last week.They played close enough to my house I could actually hear sound check from my backyard.I will admit that was cool but being able to walk to a venue and not have to worry about traffic and parking was even cooler.
Mentor , Ohio the crown jewel of Lake County is changing and for the better. In the second year of it’s Mentor Rocks summer music program they stepped up their game and brought in some original artists and none other then Soul Asylum to boot . Imagine a Blossom Music Center with easy access parking ,food and beverage prices that were reasonable and free music for the whole family and that is what Mentor Rocks is all bout about.
The hits were played including my favorite ” Somebody To Shove ” along with ” Black Gold ” and the mega hit ” Runaway Train ”
I had the chance to see them a couple of year ago at the Hard Rock ( see archives at bottom of article ) and I have to be honest I really enjoyed both performances but I think this one edged them out just a little more.
The band current line up is
- Dave Pirner – drums (1981–1983); lead vocals, rhythm guitar (1983–present)
- Michael Bland – drums, backing vocals (2005–present)
- Winston Roye – bass guitar, backing vocals (2012–present)
- Ryan Smith – lead guitar, backing vocals (2016–present)
To find out all things Soul Asylum check out http://www.soulasylum.com