Rock band Guster performs at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Sunday, March 26, 2023.
The bulk of Guster’s 8th album, “Look Alive”, was recorded in a vintage keyboard museum in Calgary AB during a January stretch when the temperature reached 30 degrees below zero. Having access to room after room of well-maintained analog keys, producer Leo Abrahams gravitated to a cheap Ensoniq Mirage synth from the 1980’s that made Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation-era sounds from floppy disks. Leo spent countless hours poring over these floppy disks while the band gawked at the mellotrons, harpsichords, and other vintage equipment housed at Studio Bell. It was the beginnings of a stylistic clash that would ultimately play out beautifully. The band had always gravitated to ‘warm’ sounds.
Writing songs for the second straight record with multi-instrumentalist Luke Reynolds (who joined the band in 2010) has been a key to their evolution. Working with artists like Leo Abrahams, John Congleton, and Collin DuPuis proved to be inspiring and adds to a ‘brain trust’ that bolsters the songs. With “Look Alive”, their plan is simple. Grow their musical community. Write better and better songs. Keep their minds open. Never repeat themselves and create a legacy of music that is undeniable.
Doors 5:30pm | Show 6:30pm
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Hall Box Office is only open on event days.