Saturday, July 31, 2010

BFD Band Feature: Alibi from Bakersfield

I got an email from my pal Nate in Bakersfield last week asking me to take a look at a band he knows about called Alibi. I was a little rushed when I got it and put his email on the back burner... Until this morning. Now I am wondering why I waited.

Alibi at first glance is just another band of misfit teenagers, but after watching all of their videos on YouTube, I had to pick my jaw up off of the floor. These kids might be misfits for all I know... But holy Bat Man can they play... Especially the lead guitarist Jordan Kraemer who doesn't appear to be more than 13 years old (Sorry Jordan, no offense intended) but plays like he has been slinging his axe for 40 years! He is a unique talent... And dare I say... Special?

I emailed Nate back and told him that I want to fly out there just to see these kids with my own eyes. They have played the Whisky, and from reading their website have been featured on California radio and have even spent time in the recording studio. Alibi is serious... And I have no doubt that this gallant young band is only at the beginning of what is going to be a long and formidable career. I cannot wait to hear more...


Essie said...


Nate said...

Jordan's a good little kid... haha.. it's funny to be around a 13 year old "rock star!"