ZoSo playing an accoustic set at RIFP.

The weather was iffy at best last night at Roanoke Island Festival Park, but the show went on and what a show it was.

ZoSo is Led Zeppelin tribute band and they are the best around. They have the right look, but more importantly, they have the right sound.

It doesn’t hurt that these are really good musicians, but what makes them so good is how carefully they craft their sound to recreated the original. 

An outdoor concert, the wind was certainly picking up from the north as the show went on. Toward the end of the evening , there was a little drizzle. It’s a shame the weather wasn’t a bit better—it would have been nice to see a larger crowd but it looked as though 300 or so took a chance and what they got was an evening of great music.

They kicked the set off with “Rock ’n’ Roll” which is a classic driving rock ’n’ roll song. Bevan Davies the drummer, had Zepplin’s outstanding drumming down perfectly and it set the tone for the whole evening. 

They followed up with “The Lemon Song” which has become a standard song for any group thinking to imitate Led Zeppelin. When it’s done right, the song is filled with innuendo and double meanings, but there is also a wink and a nod to the audience and some of the great composers of blues. This was done to perfection.

A nice touch by the band, they took on some of the more obscure songs as well as the greatest hits; it certainly made the evening even more enjoyable.

This is their second trip to the Outer Banks. Here’s hoping for a third visit.