Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Stevie Ray Vaughan Sobriety .

Recorded from a AA meeting , shortly before his death.  I find his story interesting on many levels. Take the time and give it a listen. There are many people that are not as famous or talented that struggled as mighty as Stevie did. As many things in life teach you, its a journey- not a destination.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

I get published again in the local paper

A half-dozen cool things in music | StarTribune.com
August 29

I got a chance to comment on some shows that I have been to in recent weeks in the startribune. I know its not much verbage,but they limit you to a sentence or two.  I still get a little thrill of being published on something I love .


Gov't Mule, Cabooze plaza. Yet another adventurous show from a band that never mails it in. A blistering show on a blistering hot day at a venue where the original trio cut its performing teeth. Opener Jackie Greene was a pleasant surprise.

Black Crowes, Minnesota Zoo. On only the third show on its farewell tour, the band roared through a 90-minute set. Luther Dickinson proved that he is a great addition with rough and tasteful solos. Too bad the set was so short. Hope the hiatus is just as brief.

Wolfgang's Vault iTouch/iPhone app. This has quickly become one of my favorite apps. Archived Bill Graham-promoted concerts from Winterland and the Fillmore West/East. Tons to choose from, and it's free.

The Rhythm Devils, the Cedar. Dead drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann delivered as expected, but the surprise was singer/guitarist Davy Knowles, 23. The second set was Dead-on, highlighted by the tight, passionate "Casey Jones" and "U.S. Blues."

Pretty Reckless, "Late Show With David Letterman." "Gossip Girl" starlet Taylor Momsen's Warped-tested pop-metal quartet was a commendable curiosity. There was something oddly affecting about a pretty, vacant-looking blonde with raccoon eyes singing "Every time I look inside your eyes/You make me want to die," framed by Paul Shaffer's creepy keyboards.

Minnesota Zoo concert series. There have been many rewarding shows this summer, capped (for me) by the Black Crowes (spirited, gospel-infused rock but too short), George Thorogood (barroom boogie and blues on steroids) and Jerry Jeff Walker (Texas' answer to Jimmy Buffett).

  Jon Bream -Star Tribune Music Critic.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Black Crowes Minnesota Zoo 8/15

Had a nice short evening at the Zoo with the Black Crowes. The lads put on a great show, but was a bit on the short side for the Crowes.  I know for a fact they had at least 1 hour before the had to shut it down, but they chose to leave us wanting more.  I was about 4 rows, front in center in front of Chris Robinson. It was a great show. Sad to see them going on hiatus for a few years. At least they went out on a high note, from this fans perspective.

Enjoy one of the high points of the show for me.  My Morning Song/Stare It Cold.  Killer!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Gmule Pics

Great Gmule Show,

08.21.2010 Cabooze Plaza, Minneapolis, MN

Another great Gov'T Mule show. General Admission, so..I just had to throw a few elbows to get front and center! Pics to follow! Setlist below!

Set 1
Railroad Boy
Thelonius Beck
I Believe To My Soul
Temporary Saint
Patchwork Quilt
Rocking Horse
Frozen Fear
Dyer Maker
Frozen Fear
Thorazine Shuffle

Set 2
Steppin Lightly
Broke Down On The Brazos
Lay Your Burden Down
Smokestack Lightning
Lay Your Burden Down
Left Coast Groovies
Slackjaw Jezebel
Whole Lotta Love Mule

It Hurts Me Too with Jackie Greene
Monkey Man with Jackie Greene

Monday, August 16, 2010

Drive By Truckers.

I will be seeing one of my favorite bands in late sept. This is the latest single off the new release "The Big To Do". I have included the sanitized version for your protection.