"The Bridge" Reunite To Play All Good Festival
The Bridge, in my opinion is one of the best bands to ever come out of Baltimore, MD. They are set to reunite for a one off show performing prior to The Allman Brothers Band next Saturday night at the All Good Music Festival. After ten years of touring and recording, the boys decided to part ways and played a sold-out show last Thanksgiving at Rams Head in their hometown of Baltimore.
“The show was amazing. When we were finished playing we just stood on stage to this deafening response from the crowd. It was like all our friends were there. It brought tears to our eyes” – Guitarist and Vocalist Cris Jacobs
I was always a big supporter of the band since their inception and wanted to know why things came to an end and where things were at today.
“There was no animosity or anything it just seemed as though things had reached their pinnacle after ten years and it was time.”
True, when I had last spoken to Cris, the band was just about to release a new album produced by Steve Berlin from Los Lobos that they were quite proud of. They were touring the country and overseas.
“At that point things were getting better but not better enough. Some shows would have more people some a bit less. It was hard financially. The road burns up a lot of money. It’s one thing when you are 24 but at 34 it becomes different. Kids and families happen. Life happens!”
The members still play together casually, live in the same neighborhood and work on other projects. Cris now heads the eponymous “Cris Jacobs Band” who has just released a great new album called “Songs For Cats And Dogs” that can be heard on their website HERE. The band which features former Bridge drummer Mike Gambone will also perform at All Good as well as later this summer at the Hot August Blues Festival in Cockeysville, MD.
The Bridge show at All Good should be memorable to say the least and a chance for folks who have never seen this band to get a taste of what was one of Charm City’s finest.