Article by: Jessica Bishop
Photography by: Casey Diaz of TheRippOffShow
The Knickerbocker Saloon is easily my favorite bar in Lafayette. The low lighting and friendly staff always put me at ease, not to mention they always know what drink I want the second I walk in the door. Once I received my customary Bud Light I made my way back to the tables in last section of the stage room.
The Down Low Kickers were taking the stage as I sat down. The Down Low Kickers are a local band made up of Levi Hession (vocals/guitar), Brand Pendleton (drums), Mitch Barker (lead guitar/vocals), and Alex Vissor (bass). Soothing and soulful, their down-home vibe complemented the relaxed atmosphere of the bar well.They played beneath a backdrop of a large cheering moose who looked like he may have had one too many.
They played a mix of originals and covers , including some Tom Petty an original song called “Take It All In”. The combination of soothing vocals and twangy acoustic guitar made “Take It All In” the perfect song for a short drunken slow dance with your sweetie.
The Down Low Kickers are a great band for relaxing around a campfire, beer (or two) in hand, with a handful of good friends.
You can check out more of their music here.