THE YOUNG ROCKER
Things you can find at Market Days: Food, crafts, art – and 14-year olds rocking out to some Zeppelin.
Weird, right? I mean, who sells crafts at a street fair.
The Long Tail Monkeys grabbed hold of the stage in Bicentennial Square on Thursday morning and wouldn’t let go until they’d played a set list that included the Beatles and Led Zeppelin.
But it also included some original works, most of which came from the brains of drummer and singer Max Barrett and keyboardist Carl Hubbard.
Who are barely teenagers.
So how’d they learn to play music recorded decades prior to their birth?
“My dad helped us learn songs and really got us into that, but we’re trying to move on to our own songs, some originals, maybe some more modern stuff,” Barrett said.
Of course, when you’re 14, “modern” refers to albums that came out in the last five minutes. Or does “modern” mean an “album” is an entirely foreign concept?