Palestine Magazine October 2018 - Page 16

Blacktop Mojo ROCKING PALESTINE Story by PENNYLYNN WEBB I t’s been an exciting ride for Palestine’s hard rock band, Blacktop Mojo. The band just finished its second cross-country tour, with Joyous Wolf and Limbo opening. “Both of our North American tours went very well,” said lead singer Matt James. “During the first tour we got to stop in Toronto and play for our friends north of the border for the first time, as well as spend two months running around seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Blacktop Mojo consists of four Palestine natives: James, guitarist Ryan Kiefer, bass guitarist Matt Curtis and drummer Nathan Gillis. “The second leg of the tour kicked off with us playing the main stage at the 25th Annual Rock Fest in Cadott, Wis.,” James said,. “That was a surreal experience. “But the real excitement surrounded the first 30 days, when we joined up with our buds from Shaman’s Harvest and Black Stone Cherry, who are always a pleasure to play with, as well as getting to be part of the legendary annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for the first time.” Photo by PennyLynn Webb Photo by Katarzyna Cepek Photo by PennyLynn Webb