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Saw Tedeschi Trucks band last night. Helluva show. Recommend it to anyone. The musicianship in that band is unbelievable. Susan Tedeschi got to jam a little bit more on the guitar. Derek Trucks is a slide guitar master. Musically, probably one of the top 3 shows I have ever attended.
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Otis Day wrote: Wed Jan 26, 2022 2:35 pm Saw Tedeschi Trucks band last night. Helluva show. Recommend it to anyone. The musicianship in that band is unbelievable. Susan Tedeschi got to jam a little bit more on the guitar. Derek Trucks is a slide guitar master. Musically, probably one of the top 3 shows I have ever attended.
Oh man, just checked and saw that they're going to be in Chicago on Friday and Saturday. Not going to be able to make it but I definitely want to see Derek Trucks some day. Watching him is probably the closest experience I'd get to what it must have been like to see Duane play back in the day. Oh well, maybe next year.
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@Xee I agree. You hear so much of Allman in Trucks' playing. The guy, the entire effin band, is amazing. People were asking me, "what type of music to they play?" Hell it is hard to describe at times - soul, rock, R&B, blues, gospel. My bucket list thing is to see them at Red Rocks in Colorado. They play there every summer. They have two dates in late July and one is already sold out. Not possible this year.
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Otis Day wrote: Wed Jan 26, 2022 2:35 pm Saw Tedeschi Trucks band last night. Helluva show. Recommend it to anyone. The musicianship in that band is unbelievable. Susan Tedeschi got to jam a little bit more on the guitar. Derek Trucks is a slide guitar master. Musically, probably one of the top 3 shows I have ever attended.
Wow, incredibly good band, I'd love to see them. Glad you had the chance. Saw they're in Philly this upcoming summer, might just be going.
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Emerson, Lake, and Palmer at the Illini basketball arena (great acoustically) back in '74. They didn't allow smoking so all these ancient Andy Frain users wearing ear phones to block the music were constantly going up to folk and telling them to extinguish their "cigarette". Moody Blues, surprised me because I had thought they were only a studio band but great live. Yes with the original band. Rick Wakeman solo. Rare Earth. Koko Taylor every time I was able to see her and the Blues Machine in a bar. Asleep At The Wheel, who opened for Waylon Jennings and blew the doors off the auditorium while Waylon sounded exactly the same as an album.
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Glad I got to see Koko. It was a couple of years before she died. Saw her outside at a Blues fest. she was awesome. I am a big fan. I saw Asleep At The Wheel open for Charlie Daniels. Good thing I was high or not sure what I would have thought about them.

Used to sit around a buddie's house and listen to Yes as we toked up. Steve Howe pretty underrated in my book.
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A shout out to one of all-time favorite bands who don't get a lot of publicity anymore: Jethro Tull. Firstly, they're named after a 17th/18th century Agricultural Scientist who invented the seed drill (I have a Masters in Ag so this is a selling point). Few bands put out 2 albums in a row that were as spectacular as Aqualung and Thick As A Brick. I'll always regret missing them in the early '70s, they played Aqualung and then did Thick As A Brick as their encore. And they featured Martin Barre, one of my understated excellent guitar guys. Check him out at about 4:00 in 'Aqualung':



One of my favorite Tull songs, totally irreverent:



They're touring Europe in '22. Cancelled their Kiev concert on April 8 but will be playing the rest of the continent through fall. Martin Barre isn't in the band anymore, he formed his own group.
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Man, that brings back memories. I remember, as a kid, laying on my uncle's bed (his bedroom had an awesome sound system) listening to Thick as a Brick while reading the CD liner notes about Little Milton. This was before the internet was really a thing and I was fascinated by the story of this child prodigy. haha
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Paul Weller's album 'Days of Speed' is terrific and I really wish I'd got to see him when he was doing his acoustic tour. For the most part it was just one man with a guitar sitting on a small stage in an intimate venue producing beautiful music - sheer magic.

Known as 'The Modfather' Weller's something of a legend in the UK having been a member of The Jam and The Style Council as well as a solo performer and a huge influence on bands like Oasis, but I'm not sure how well known he is in the States. If you've not heard him before (or if you have!) I thoroughly recommend spending an hour listening to this:

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Xee wrote: Wed Mar 30, 2022 5:51 pm Man, that brings back memories. I remember, as a kid, laying on my uncle's bed (his bedroom had an awesome sound system) listening to Thick as a Brick while reading the CD liner notes about Little Milton. This was before the internet was really a thing and I was fascinated by the story of this child prodigy. haha
Snort, chortle, dirty chuckle, let me guess, he was a bachelor and had one of the early waterbeds....Sorry, couldn't resist.
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Grizzled wrote: Thu Mar 31, 2022 9:45 am
Xee wrote: Wed Mar 30, 2022 5:51 pm Man, that brings back memories. I remember, as a kid, laying on my uncle's bed (his bedroom had an awesome sound system) listening to Thick as a Brick while reading the CD liner notes about Little Milton. This was before the internet was really a thing and I was fascinated by the story of this child prodigy. haha
Snort, chortle, dirty chuckle, let me guess, he was a bachelor and had one of the early waterbeds....Sorry, couldn't resist.
Correct on both accounts! haha He was the "cool" uncle who always bought me and my brothers pizza for dinner, had a motorcycle, took us camping, shooting, fishing, and generally just spoiled us.
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Xee wrote: Thu Mar 31, 2022 9:57 am
Grizzled wrote: Thu Mar 31, 2022 9:45 am

Snort, chortle, dirty chuckle, let me guess, he was a bachelor and had one of the early waterbeds....Sorry, couldn't resist.
Correct on both accounts! haha He was the "cool" uncle who always bought me and my brothers pizza for dinner, had a motorcycle, took us camping, shooting, fishing, and generally just spoiled us.
Mine was a cool cousin, the oldest of us all. Had a motorcycle he take us for rides on and a huge pile of Playboys under his bed that he left after going away to college.
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i saw the dead in 90 but was too stoned to tell if it was a good concert. the special effects were kinda crazy. :? the stones played in montana in 2012, that was pretty good. alice cooper was a really fun concert. i think the best concert i went to was ike reilly assasination. 500 people in a bar, never heard of him before, scored free tic. it took about 1 minute before i started to the dance floor and stayed there for the next two hours. bought his sparkle in the finish album on the way out the door. hope to see him again someday.
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I’ve seen the Cure several times now but Is have to say my favourite concert was when I went with my wife to watch their 40th anniversary Outdoor gig at Hyde Park London in July 2018. It was a full day gig with some good performances by other bands - Interpol, Editors, Goldfrapp. The weather was baking hot (for UK). Everyone was on top form, England were playing and winning in the football(soccer) World Cup so news of that kept filtering through.
Then as the sun started to go down the Cure came on and did an incredible set playing for hours on end.

What made it really special for me is purely by chance I met up with a dear friend who I had long since lost touch with. He was dying and he lasted until Boxing Day that year. It was meant to be, such a special day. R.I.P. Jim :thumbsup:


Here’s a couple of ‘Poppy Cure’ songs they played whilst the sun was up. Robert looked like he was enjoying it, even though he complained he was going to melt. :lol:



and for those who like post punk Cure - their prophetic classic




I regret not seeing them in their pomp at Glastonbury - they rocked :headbang:

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Another special concert I went to was when I went to see Fleetwood Mac (rumours line up) with my sister (her favourite band).

She died a few years ago and this is the most special moments we shared as adults.

This was her favourite song, we played this and “Everywhere” at her funeral.

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Otis Day wrote: Fri Jan 28, 2022 4:41 pm Glad I got to see Koko. It was a couple of years before she died. Saw her outside at a Blues fest. she was awesome. I am a big fan. I saw Asleep At The Wheel open for Charlie Daniels. Good thing I was high or not sure what I would have thought about them.

Used to sit around a buddie's house and listen to Yes as we toked up. Steve Howe pretty underrated in my book.
Saw her and the band in Chicago blues bars a bunch of time, always a great time. When I was an undergrad at Iowa State, they actually played there in a really small venue. I think there were about 6 of us in the audience.
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otis wrote: Fri May 06, 2022 7:14 am i saw the dead in 90 but was too stoned to tell if it was a good concert. the special effects were kinda crazy. :? the stones played in montana in 2012, that was pretty good. alice cooper was a really fun concert. i think the best concert i went to was ike reilly assasination. 500 people in a bar, never heard of him before, scored free tic. it took about 1 minute before i started to the dance floor and stayed there for the next two hours. bought his sparkle in the finish album on the way out the door. hope to see him again someday.
Saw Deep Purple backed up by Billy Idol and this little band from Texas no one had ever heard of, ZZ Top opened the show. By the time Deep Purple riffed into those first 3 notes of 'Smoke On The Water' the copious amounts of weed assisted by a Qualude and I was waking up as the Ampitheatre lights were going up and people getting up to leave. Heard it was quite a show.
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