The Meek offers a relative break |

The Meek offers a relative break


The Meek offers a relative break – with tunes rooted in songwriting – from the high concentration of improvisational-based bands in the valley.

Guitarist and vocalist Tami Gosnel, lead guitarist Matt “Shmoo” Shimala, bassist Jeremy Newman and drummer Leo Spaziani start the jam tonight at Half Moon Saloon in West Vail at 10 p.m.

The band’s sound has been described as melodically-aggressive acoustic rock.

“We’re all over the place, from country to punk rock,” said Gosnel. “We play timeless rock covers and originals.”

Among the more than 60 originals Gosnel’s written is The Meek’s pop hit, “Only a Memory,” which was critiqued at the Songwriters’ Expo last year in Durango.

Gosnel’s newest composition is dedicated to a friend who was in a head-on accident with another car.

Shimala wrote the band’s newest original favorite, “This House.”

Other originals include “Yellow #5” and “Women are Evil,” which Gosnel wrote after receiving a letter from a friend who professed his love for her and felt blown off.

Gosnel used the voice in the letter to write “Women are Evil.”

“I’m a small girl, and my voice tends to be a lot taller than I am,” said Gosnel.

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