“This band travels to several outside borders of musical genres and entertainment. LST is, in fact, one of the most entertaining groups comprised of some the most skilled musicians I’ve seen live this year. Playing for a rather large audience at a western Washington community festival just a few weeks ago, Locust Street taxi held me as they say, spellbound.
“It was raining and there was not a dry seat in the outdoor theater, yet I couldn’t tear myself away from listening and watching these guys. With bass, drums, guitar, trombone and trumpet in their arsenal the music was already hot enough to melt the paint off the soggy benches and chairs, but there was more. Much more. All three of the guys out front playing the horns and guitar were each an outstanding lead vocalist. Any one of them would be sufficient to front his own act. But the harmonies woven in and throughout the arrangements of Locust Street Taxi’s original music were so well produced, so tight I was amazed. And let’s not forget the acrobatic antics of young guitarist, Franco, as he leaps off the stage jumping over benches and chairs only to spring back to his spot, grab the guitar and never lose a beat. The band works together like a well-oiled machine and they know all the proper triggers to get the audience into what they’re doing.”
- Bruce Maier, DamnGoodTunes.com
“We had a pre-event act this season that did stand out. Locust Street Taxi received one of the warmest receptions that I remember, and as the emcee for most of our concerts, I can gauge the audiences’ reactions pretty well. They tend to play original tunes, they play them quite well and they are a bit non-conventional. The bottom line is that we had far more than a typical number of people comment about how strong of a presence they were. That has to be placed in the context that the main act that night was “Carpe Diem” who were themselves very well received and deservedly so as they put on quite a show.
“Our audience is not young (chronologically) but they do tend to really warm to a group that knows how to connect and Locust Street taxi knows how to connect and play some fine music.
“I hope you give them a chance to show you what they can do in person. Franco Bertucci asked if we could provide a positive comment and that can be done without any exaggeration of their reception on our stage.”
- Larry McGee, Lewis County Concerts