Artist Pearce Landfear was standing just one row from the front when he went to see Kaleo on 15 August 2022. His sister was the one who got him into them, and he repaid her by taking her to see them at The National in Richmond, Virginia for her first ever concert! This piece was inspired by his experience from that concert.
"My sister introduced me to Kaleo when I was in high school and I hated them. I was listening to hair metal bands at the time and thought they were too alternative. Flash forward to college, I started listening to them again and wham! 2nd favorite band ever. The only reason Led Zeppelin still has the lead is because Kaleo only has the 2 (3-ish) albums.
JJ's voice is just incredible. His range and the bluesy rasp is just gorgeous. It’s interesting. As I have gone to learn their songs on guitar, they are pretty easy. They (for the most part) use the very simple chords (Am, Em, G, C, D) but it shows how crazy talented and tasteful they are because each song is super intricate and different sounding from the last.
You can see more of Pearce's artwork at https://www.landfeardesigns.com/
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