Sleepover Show #40: Destry
Destry is the music of Michelle DaRosa (formerly of Straylight Run) and Tyler Odom (formerly of Northstar): Two members of pop-punk royalty who joined forces to form an infectious indie rock outfit with a heaping helping of country twang. Michelle also happens live to be one of our neighbors.
We were thrilled to find out that Michelle wanted to have us over for a Destry Sleepover Show. While we like to think that we’re kind of a big deal, we understood that Odom could not make the trip up from Dallas just for little old us. What we did not expect, however, was the impromptu supergroup that formed at the DaRosa’s on that rainy Sunday. Michelle was joined on bass by her husband, Jeff DaRosa, a member of the Dropkick Murphys and the sadly defunct The Exit. On guitar was Emeen Zarookian from Rock and Roll Rumble finalists Spirit Kid. Last, but certainly not least, on drums, Andrew Sadoway from Girlfriends. The living room was a veritable who’s who of Boston music.
Destry treated us to a few songs off of their upcoming album Waiting On An Island. First, we bring you, Stand Where You Stand, a delicate waltz featuring Emeen Z on a beautiful, old Wurlitzer that lives casa DaRosa.
Next we have a full band version of Don’t Break My Heart, a catchy country torch-song that might seem appropriate coming from the lips of 70’s era Dolly Parton or Emmylou Harris.
Next, was the album’s namesake, This Island. This song fluctuated between Michelle’s usual delicate melody in the verse and a chorus with a little more bite. This left a slight trace of Michelle’s (or Tyler’s) former musical groups.
A hearty thanks to the DaRosas for welcoming us into their home, and the extremely talented musicians who came together to form Destry that day.