It takes two.
“It’s really going to be a little something different like all the other bands. Yes, we are a hard-rocking band but a lot of people tend to not take it seriously at first because we are just two guys. In the Bowling Green music scene, we’re known for one of the few bands that does that,” Black Gold Music guitarist Vincent Langdon said.
The Edmonson county based band’s twitter account [@blackgoldky], mentions of their power-duo-- a two-piece rock band that follows a similar blues rock style to a traditional power trio-- inspirations include: The White Stripes, Royal Blood, Black Keys, Matt & Kim. There are several more in the music industry to list including Bowling Green’s internationally known Mona, initially a full band purged to the essentials with an ever-clearer power and message of “indie” culture.
Langdon, 22, looks to landmark sets like Vette City Motorcycle Music Fest, a music fest scheduled September 12-15; kick-off is Thursday, September 12th at Harley-Davidson dealership on Cumberland Trace Road and continues with three days of music and activities at Edge Hill Farm, 12101 Louisville Road in Oakland. The duo, with drummer Beau Kelley, 20, won the festival producer’s Rock Night: Battle Of The Bands in Bowling Green. Hosted at Spillway BG, 2195 River St., crowd approval counts in the judging for the event in May with C4, Blind Locomotive and Ivory Picture Story.
“I wasn’t expecting to win. No one was slouching,” Langdon shared. “All the bands were really good. We came in and put out the best show we could. It was packed, we met some new fans that night and when they called us to play for Vette City, it was unreal, ya know.We come to Bowling Green as much as we can. The local music scene is really supportive in getting your name out there.”
Black Gold Music performs the festival noon Saturday, September 14, kicking off as the first band. The duo just released their latest album, “Time Goes On”
“We’re going to perform a song off of that album and a lot of our fans have heard of it,” Langdon added, the group has more than 2,000 fan-base on their Facebook band page self-describing their style as “Kentucky fried rock ‘n’ roll. “We’re about to shoot a music video we actually shot with Vid Monster [Pro]. We have some cover tunes in the mix too. It’s going to be a complete newer audience and we wanna play something that they’re familiar with.”
The Vette City Motorcycle Music Fest features 25 bands, including Jackyl, Puddle of Mudd, Colt Ford, Kyle Daniel, Great White, Kiss Kiss Bang, Jasmine Cain, Geneva, Saving Abel, Tantric, Saliva and so many more.
VIP tickets are sold-out and the event attracts fans from 42 different states. General admission tickets are still available at VCMMF.com and at Bowling Green Harley-Davidson dealership at $50, covering admission to all three days at Edge Hill Farm. Admission is free to the kickoff party, 5:30 to 11 p.m. Thursday.
“It’s crazy all these people coming in and getting to be part of a festival of some of my favorite bands, like Puddle of Mudd, Saving Abel, Jackyl,” Langdon said. “I used to listen to these bands all the time back in middle school and high school. Now, it’s crazy that we are apart of such an amazing line-up. I get to play on the same stage as they are. It’s unbelievable. All of the bands.”