One Kind Favor
One Kind Favor A southern feel combined with heavier jams creates that intense sound of “One Kind Favor.” Although influenced by legends of the music industry, OKF pays homage to an array of little known musicians. Truly making this band unique are its four members who create an atmosphere of individuality further inspiring original works such as the heavier, darker instrument, “Gillette,” and the more upbeat sing a long “Home.” Their debut album was released in mid March of 2005, entitled “Blueprints.” The album features eleven original songs that were written and recorded by One Kind Favor from late June of 2003 until January of 2005. One Kind Favor produces a bluesy, jam or improvisational style and collaborates an Allman Brothers feel with that of Phish, Widespread Panic, and The Grateful Dead. Each member of OKF, however, is influenced by an individual medley of musicians. Drummer Preston Barnes keeps the band grooving with the heavy influences of Stanton Moore, while keeping his rhythm and beats tight in the reminiscence of Jon Fishman. John Burns Paterson turns the pages of guitarist such as Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes, along with the soft melodic styles of Jerry Garcia and guitar genius Trey Anastasio. Along with bringing in the styles in his guitar works, J.B. also performs the vocals for OKF. Unique to OKF is the weight carried by bassist Collier Shepard who is most inspired by Red Hot Chili Peppers legendary bassist, Flea. While creating Flea’s style of slap and rhythm, the OKF bassist also incorporates the creative feel of Phish bassist, Mike Gordon. Influenced not only by Chuck Leavell, John Herman, Bruce Hornsby and Page McConnell, OKF pianist and organist Philip Moody’s bluesy style is inspired as well by contemporary musicians. The four members of One Kind Favor fuse to create an original style that always gets people grooving Since their forming in the summer of 2000, OKF has gradually built their way up in the local scene in Montgomery, Alabama. OKF has made their name popular by their “Capri Theatre Shows.” The band has performed at the Old Cloverdale Theatre four times over the past two years, bringing in a healthy amount of success. In addition to playing the Capri Theatre, OKF has been playing around town some at venues such as 1048 Jazz and Blues Club, Michaels Pub, and the newly formed Goat Till Tavern. OKF is in the works of trying to get out of the city of Montgomery and soon break into the Southern Circuit. UPDATE: In the Summer of 2006 OKF parted ways as a full time band. Preston and JB moved to South Carolina, Philip moved to Tenessee, and Collier went over to Mississippi. The band gets together when they can and hopes to keep the spirit of OKF alive. Expect to see them over the Christmas/New Year holidays at their original stomping grounds, 1048 Jazz and Blues in Montgomery, AL. Check the calendar for updates.