Show Review: December 6, 2014 Cereus Bright & The Dirty Guv’nahs

Saturday December 6, 2014

Cereus Bright

True to their name, Cereus Bright lit up the stage Saturday evening, amidst a misty grey Charleston night.  This Knoxville band, named after a desert flower that only blooms at night, enthusiastically displayed their blend of folk- rock tunes and light-hearted spirits to the plaid-clad crowd.  The band then brought a little “Saturday Night Fever” with a unique, mandolin- accompanied, rendition of the Bee Gees’, Stayin’ Alive.  Concert goers then found themselves unassumingly foot-tapping to “Chattanooga”.  That is until the song broke into its infectious chorus, coercing the listeners into some full-body dancing.  To close their set, they ended with Hank William’s always classic, “I saw the Light”.

The Dirty Guv’nahs

Charleston fell in love on a Saturday in December with the Dirty Guv’nahs as they opened with “Baby We Were Young”.   Band members took the stage as they casually began to jam into their music until they created something truly electric.  Concert-goers might as well have told their mama’s and their daddy’s that they’re never coming home, because the Guvs could have kept us rocking there all night with “Blue Rose Stroll”.  About halfway through the performance, the band showcased an