The Ballantynes | | photo by Audrey Alexandrescu
After a long set up the Ballantynes—a seven person ensemble composed of two drummers, an organist, guitarist, bassist and two lead singers armed with tambourines—took to the stage. Their set was extremely tight and the word “jazzy” snuck into my mind, though their genre would be more appropriately described as soul/rock. Demonstrating a tremendously professional group persona, the Ballantynes’ were coordinated and incontestably heartfelt. Ending the day on a reverb-free note, the energetic, upbeat bunch gave a sincere goodbye that was evidently appreciated; at least as much as it could be by the survivors of Music Waste.