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 Post subject: Re: Jam Bands
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:44 am 
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Snagged two tickets to Tedeschi/Trucks at the MN Zoo in two weeks! :smt023

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7czlanjaObs

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 Post subject: Re: Jam Bands
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:26 am 
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Paul, I saw North Mississippi Allstars (Luther Dickinson's 'main' band) are playing First Avenue in Minnesota on the 17th November - would highly recommend you go and see them, they're a fine band who have their own take on Mississippi hill country blues. They're also much better as a full trio as opposed to the duo they've been touring as for most of the year!

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 Post subject: Re: Jam Bands
PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:46 am 
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You're not being nice to my wallet Andy. :smt023

Speaking of Mississippi, I sure wish Seasick Steve would come around here some time.

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 Post subject: Re: Jam Bands
PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:44 am 
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Your mention of him prompted me to check if he's got any gigs lined up soon (I knew he had festivals but that was it) and he's playing in Manchester in October :o Will be getting a ticket for that - looks like the wallet-bashing is mutual :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Jam Bands
PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:45 pm 
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Tedeschi/Trucks tonight at the Zoo!

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 Post subject: Re: Jam Bands
PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 5:12 am 
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And what a great show it was!

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 Post subject: Re: Jam Bands
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:44 pm 
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Nice one Paul :smt023

What did they play? They didn't do Coming Home in London which I would've liked to get but otherwise, I think they exhausted most of their repertoire of covers :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Jam Bands
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:32 pm 
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I'm still trying to find the setlists. Outside of songs off the new album, I know they played different songs both nights. They closed the second show with I Want to Take You Higher, which was a hell of a way to close out the amphitheater season and I wish I bought tickets to that show as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Jam Bands
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:36 am 
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Tomorrow night is the Bonamassa show at the State in Mpls. I'm jacked and hope he isn't terribly jet lagged having just played at the Hammersmith in London this weekend. :smt035

I'm not looking forward to walking past the Orpheum where Widespread Panic is playing though. I'm crying over not being able to see my favorite band before they take a year off. I'm still perplexed how two these two acts wound up getting scheduled across the street from each other on the same night. :smt017

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:57 am 
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Have a blast tonight Paul! :smt023

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 Post subject: Re: Jam Bands
PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:29 pm 
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Ahh yes, it was a blast. Joe put on one smoking show! This was, by far, the best concert performance by a pure guitarist I had ever witnessed. The State was at capacity (2200) and Joe even remarked on how it was gratifying to come from a full house performance in London to a full house performance in Minneapolis (he joked about having only a crowd of 15 at his first gig at the Cabooze Bar.)

I'm not sure how to put into words what I saw. Probably the best way to put it is, now I understand why the words "Clapton is God" was etched around the UK in the 60's. When a blues guitarist shares his God given talent with you, it's a purely emotional experience. The performance was also augmented by the occasional hoots and whistles by the crowd during quieter portions of songs. This wasn't disrespect or distraction, this was the crowd providing Joe an instant emotional feedback while he played. He was in his zone while he played and I'mHe clearly enjoyed it and stated near the end of the show that he was "honored and blessed" to have performed for us.

Something I truly appreciate about Joe is he is a total professional on stage. The show was scheduled to start at 7:30 and right on the '30' mark of the clock, the lights went down and Joe took the stage. He then performed for a solid 2 hrs 20 min with no break, no chatter, no interruptions and most songs rolled from one into the other. This has the effect of capturing your attention for long periods and does not allow you to daydream, or wonder when the show is over. It's this professionalism that makes me short when it comes to artists who stop songs because they forgot the words and are too chatty between songs. :smt018 I'll excuse certain Scottish female singers but that is all. :smt002

One interesting development is that I posted a big kudos on Joes Facebook fan page. This morning, I got a Friend Request from Joe's personal page. He then "liked" my photo of the marquee that I posted last night. I don't think too many artists would encourage this sort of contact with their fans! I also found out that he is highly accessible around his motorcoach before and after the show. Wish I knew that before.

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 Post subject: Re: Jam Bands
PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:29 pm 
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Sounds fantastic Paul, nice write-up too! 2h 20 is a pretty lengthy show to do as a single set, fair play to the man :smt023 Nice to see that level of personal 'contact' with his fans too. I totally agree with your point about professionalism and serious musicianship - would much rather see an artist play a fantastic show musically with zero banter than the other way around (not saying that the two are mutually exclusive obviously). I skipped the last show he played here because I thought the tickets were a bit expensive but reading your review makes me wish I hadn't...

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 Post subject: Re: Jam Bands
PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:18 am 
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Thought about you during the show Andy, thinking you would appreciate this performance so much. Some pretty cool vids are showing up on Youtube.

Check out the crowd motivation on this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpJDvga15b8\

First song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m91V_Kh-G7A

Last song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mY2f1UH4k44

Again, check out the crowd interaction during the song.

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 Post subject: Re: Jam Bands
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:03 pm 
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Why oh whyyyy can't we have bands in the UK pulling out special New Year's Eve gigs like this!? Would have LOVED to be at this 4-hour extravaganza with one of my favourite albums ever as a second set:

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Gov't Mule
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December 31, 2011

Set 1:

Railroad Boy
Mule
Thorazine Shuffle
Brighter Days
Like Flies
Lay Your Burden Down
About To Rage
Slackjaw Jezebel
King's Highway >
Saint Stephen Jam >
Eternity's Breath Jam >
Norwegian Wood Tease

Set 2: "Mad Mule And Englishmen"

Honky Tonk Women
Sticks And Stones
Cry Me A River
Bird On A Wire >
Auld Lang Syne
Feelin' Alright
Superstar
Let's Go Get Stoned
Blue Medley: Drown In My Own Tears >
When Something Is Wrong With My Baby >
I've Been Loving You Too Long
Girl From The North Country
Give Peace A Chance
She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
Space Captain
The Letter
Delta Lady

Set 3:

Sco-Mule
I Believe To My Soul
Soulshine
I Shall Be Released

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 Post subject: Re: Jam Bands
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:54 am 
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Govt Mule is on a Euro tour right now. Hope you can find them at a venue near you.

Widespread Panic played a 4 hr, 45 min set at Charlotte on New Years Eve. I locked myself in the basement workshop with plenty of good beer and listened to the whole show. This was their last electric show before taking a year off (wahhh) :smt035 :smt035 :smt034

I wasn't very functional the next day. :smt030 :smt043

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