The Carolina Reapers
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The Carolina Reapers

Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015

Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Rock Blues




"Live United Concert Series 2016 - The United Way"

Updated at 7:48 am, July 27th, 2016 By: Adam Forsgren,

When you’ve won the Joe Bonnamssa blues guitar competition by age 17 and jammed onstage with legendary rockers Cheap Trick, what do you do for an encore? Play the Live United Concert Series, of course!
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That’s what guitar ace Morgan Celner and his band, The Carolina Reapers, will be doing Thursday at Snake River Landing in Idaho Falls. The Reapers peddle a gritty yet soulful brand of bluesy rock. Also including drummer Mateus Gooch and bassist Alex Holloway, The Reapers mix Morgan Celner’s warm, growling guitars and his soulful vocal delivery with Gooch’s bouncy, buoyant percussion.

Their sound references everyone from blues legends like Buddy Guy to classic rockers like AC/DC and Led Zeppelin.

The Reapers pack a lot of energy and emotion into their live shows. Celner pogos his body around the stage like a rubber bouncy ball while getting up on his tippy toes, exhaling every last bit of energy into his vocal performances.

Gooch’s steady but rollicking drum beats are the glue that holds the whole thing together. That energy infects the audience and soon the whole crowd is into it, dancing, laughing and having a great time!

Opening Thursday’s show are local favorites The Opskamatrists. Food and drinks will be provided by local vendors. The show kicks off at 6 p.m., and the party goes until 9. So come check out The Carolina Reapers. Be there or be square! - East Idaho News


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These days, truth is harder and harder to find. Live music is truth. It's real. It's imperfect, and it speaks to the soul. The Carolina Reapers are an indie vintage rock and blues three piece band that just loves to play their music for you. All you have to do is watch them perform to see the passion they have for performing live shows. Take a moment to listen to their music or watch a video clip. One thing you can know for certain - it was recorded live. With TCR, you get a live show experience thats even better than their demo clips. Everything you see or hear from TCR is recorded live - There is no studio - spit-shine and polish - Just plain ol' heart felt vintage rock and blues music that speaks the truth.

We record our songs live at shows or in the studio, all in one take. It's never perfect, but it represents who we are as musicians and it's how we truly sound. We listen in awe to the big studio production tunes released for radio play these days. Hundreds of hours and many thousands of dollars are spent to create an illusion of perfection. We feel music should not be produced to perfection. We recorded and will release 7 new songs over the next few weeks. In total we will have spent $400 for all 7 songs. No fancy production or mastering just raw music from us to you. Thanks for supporting us!

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