That 1 Guy and his magic pipe stole the show at the Granada Theatre this Friday night in Dallas. Mike Silverman aka That 1 Guy is a classically trained double bass player from the San Francisco Conservatory. He has developed a new instrument–the magic pipe. A seven foot tall collection of steel plumbing pipes and joints, orchestral bass, and electronics, the magic pipe makes some crazy and amazing sounds. You must see Silverman’s creation in order to fully grasp the genius of this new instrument. Crazy tunes like “Weasel Potpie” grip the audience and make them dance. Furthermore when he added a wobbling handsaw to play “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” minds were blown.
Like Keller Williams, That 1 Guy is a one-man band. Keller joined That 1 Guy at the end of the set for a rip-rollicking futuristic jam. Keller Williams plays bass, guitars, and a drum machine infusing funk, reggae, and psychadelia into his looping sounds. He also dubs his music live on stage. Williams picks brilliant cover tunes making them original compositions. Williams reggaefied Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode.” And Nirvana’s “All Apologies,” the Grateful Dead’s “Brown Eyed Women,” and Phish’s “Birds of a Feather” all made the setlist. Keller mixed in originals too, playing crowd favorites like “cadillac,” “Breathe,” “Freeker By The Speaker,” “Apparition,” and “Best Feeling.”