LIVE: Jocelyn and Chris / Sly Fox & the Hustlers @ Putnam Place, 08/13/2022
SARATOGA SPRINGS – At the nucleus of the well-oiled machine of the band is the deadly sibling chemistry of Jocelyn and Chris Arndt.
Punctuated with the powerful vocals of Jocelyn and beautifully interlaced by brother Chris’ dynamic guitar – the two took the Putnam Place stage on Saturday night with enigmatic confidence.
With soaring vocals and memorable guitar riffs, the twins produced a youthful sound that felt optimistic – a trait not often found in rock music.
Jocelyn’s smile is infectious, while Chris has an enigma reminiscent of 1970s rockers.
From a small upstate rural town, Fort Plain, their sound reflects a worldly presence, informed by years of travel and cutting their teeth.
Their set at Putnam Place in Saratoga Springs Saturday night delivered a dose of the familiar and a dare to venture into some of their newer material.
If you caught their last show at Putnam Place, you may be one of the few conscious listeners to have heard their newest album, Favorite Ghosts, released in February of this year.
The album will not be available on streaming sites until this fall.
So you better catch them soon.
Local favorites Sly Fox and The Hustlers opened the show and are some of the heaviest hitters in the region at the moment.
They may have delivered their best set yet.
Equipped with dual loud guitars, nuanced keys subbed in by sound engineer Tim Lynch, the Hustlers’ sound felt more visceral than ever before and played rock ‘n’ roll like it should be played – as if its the last thing you’ll ever do.