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Great post Sandy! I hope to be as lucky as time goes on and meet some members from this Forum.  I'm sure many artists have devoted fans and Forums, but how many result in a group that looks like could be locked into a big room together and get along...even if the music stopped...or the drinks ran out...but maybe not both smile

Thank you for your contributions to Bonahistory.  Makes it special.

Lastly...you brought up a great comment at the end...and I'm kicking myself.  Out posted where I work, I have a copy of the photo Gibson posted when Les passed.  I must pass it 20 times a day this time of year.  In back of my mind, I kept saying "add his passing to that day's Bonahistory" (just for that day) and maybe add a link to the Google guitar they posted on his birthday.  Just an hour ago, I passed the picture, saw the postng date, and kicked myself for not doing so.  (Figured too late to do so now.)  Your post prompted me to add this last paragraph.  Thanks. smile

Lester William Polsfuss June 9, 1915 – August 12, 2009

"I was in Space for less than 2 weeks … and suddenly Jeaniene’s back … half the Band is off the gd wagon … we have comedians opening for us … and the nice kid that ran our website is now a kleptof’nmaniac.  Boy ... did you guys miss me!!"  Phil Valentine - Road Manager - Staton House Band

JBLP#251 (unaged) ... thank you Ron.

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yeah Hot August Blues 8-15-09 was one of my favorite for so many reasons. still can't beleive he played there and I really hope they bring him back to headline. priority event is keeping me from the 13 fest tomorrow which is real hard to miss. So amazing to have Joe rock out in my hometown and wonderful to meet so many bonabuddies. many great memories. ♥ some werid ones too wink

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Aug. 17, 2003
Sweet Carolines, Winchester, VA

Set List

Woke up Dreaming
Intro
Wild About You
Burning Hell
Mountain Time
You Upset Me
Blues Deluxe
Taking The Hit
Heartaches
Are You Experience

Encore
Don't Live Anywhere
Trouble Waiting

Mark Epstein filled in as Bass Player for Eric Czar, (Eric was under the weather).  Great show, small dinner venue but lot's of energy by Joe...

Music is good for the Soul...

22 (edited by RoadcaseBoy 2013-08-17 12:59:22)

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Thank you sir for this date!  (and the additional info.)

"I was in Space for less than 2 weeks … and suddenly Jeaniene’s back … half the Band is off the gd wagon … we have comedians opening for us … and the nice kid that ran our website is now a kleptof’nmaniac.  Boy ... did you guys miss me!!"  Phil Valentine - Road Manager - Staton House Band

JBLP#251 (unaged) ... thank you Ron.

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August 18, 2011

Joe Bonamassa now a full blown member of Rock Candy Funk Party following the great January 2011 shows...
From The Baked Potato once again!
https://forum.jbonamassa.com/viewtopic. … 11#p200211
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgL8xrIylnY

"The Thrill Is Gone": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBAYZY89Lh0

Many highlights from these shows...
"Led Boots" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iomW5PVIi08
"Gimme One Reason": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UTFNO9r9K8

Fun BLAST we had into the "Wee Wee Hours" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xEScecYR4Q
big_smile cool


Rock ON & Keep the Faith,
Rocket

"He still doesn't charge for mistakes! wink"
http://jbonamassa.com/tour-dates/
"Everybody wants ta get inta the act!"
“Now, this isn’t your ordinary party crowd, here.  I mean, there are professionals in here.”

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August 18 last year at Club Nokia was such a fun time. Phil and I flew out for the weekend. I was kind of tentative about making the trip at first because I didn't know how big a part Joe was going to have with the whole thing since it was the "Battle of the Blues" final. So I was asking about it on the forum and Joe ended up responding that he would be the emcee and he'd be playing with his band. Well, after getting a direct response from the man himself, the flights and hotel were instantly booked smile We didn't know any of the California gang yet, and found out later we were probably standing right next to Rick and didn't even know it. The competition was cool to watch and afterwards Joe and the guys came out and played a set. Dr. John played with them on Blues Deluxe. Joe seemed really pumped up and excited and just wailed on his solos. Great to see him playing in a small place. This was the setlist:
Slow Train
Last Kiss
Dust Bowl
Blues Deluxe
Who's Been Talking
Sloe Gin
Ballad of John Henry
Lonesome Road Blues
Django/Mountain Time
Crossroads

I know Guitar Center has video of some of this out there on youtube.

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Just curious if anyone knows the answer to this. We have an audio recording from 8/13/02 with Joe playing four songs:

Walk In My Shadow
A New Day Yesterday
Takin The Hit
Don't Burn Down That Bridge

Does anyone know where this took place?

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nmagcorn wrote:

August 18 last year at Club Nokia was such a fun time. Phil and I flew out for the weekend. I was kind of tentative about making the trip at first because I didn't know how big a part Joe was going to have with the whole thing since it was the "Battle of the Blues" final. So I was asking about it on the forum and Joe ended up responding that he would be the emcee and he'd be playing with his band. Well, after getting a direct response from the man himself, the flights and hotel were instantly booked smile We didn't know any of the California gang yet, and found out later we were probably standing right next to Rick and didn't even know it. The competition was cool to watch and afterwards Joe and the guys came out and played a set. Dr. John played with them on Blues Deluxe. Joe seemed really pumped up and excited and just wailed on his solos. Great to see him playing in a small place. This was the setlist:
Slow Train
Last Kiss
Dust Bowl
Blues Deluxe
Who's Been Talking
Sloe Gin
Ballad of John Henry
Lonesome Road Blues
Django/Mountain Time
Crossroads

I know Guitar Center has video of some of this out there on youtube.

Here are a couple of vids I shot  from that show. Best deal in years! This was also the final appearance of Rick Melick on keyboards with the band.  Sloe Gin and BOJH, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBnqnYjo-_Q Django into Mountain Time, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWdoSaubWQ8

Free download from Vienna! http://mbsy.co/bNLR
Lots of unique videos of Joe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwd5vL8fXTw
Buy Joe's merchandise here. http://www.jbonamassa.com/affiliates/id … hp?id=1381

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Hi Natasha smile

"We have an audio recording from 8/13/02 with Joe playing four songs, Does anyone know where this took place?:"


Denver (Englewood) CO - Fiddlers Green - B.B. King's Blues Fest?

(This was one of my iffy dates...was still digging a little to "confirm" Joe's appearance on which dates of this B B King Fest Tour, and it slipped my mind to go back...maybe your audio / and Forum member can confirm.) Thank u. smile

http://www.bbking.com/2002/07/29/11th-a … est-is-on/

PS: Thanks Rick for vids...I forgot for a moment your YouTube handle when they came up on a date hit couple of days ago.  My apologies. Brain is slipping.

"I was in Space for less than 2 weeks … and suddenly Jeaniene’s back … half the Band is off the gd wagon … we have comedians opening for us … and the nice kid that ran our website is now a kleptof’nmaniac.  Boy ... did you guys miss me!!"  Phil Valentine - Road Manager - Staton House Band

JBLP#251 (unaged) ... thank you Ron.

28 (edited by nmagcorn 2013-08-18 18:31:16)

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Thanks Sam smile Now that I'm looking through some of our stuff, there is also one from 7/16/02 that I don't know the location of either. Sorry I didn't see this when you were doing the July ones. This is the setlist:

Cradlerock                                     I Know Where I Belong
Walk In My Shadow                        Instrumental Jam
A New Day Yesterday                     Had To Cry Today
Trouble Waiting                             Solo
If Heartaches Were Nickels             Are You Experienced

Your help on these is greatly appreciated.

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RickB wrote:

Here are a couple of vids I shot  from that show. Best deal in years! This was also the final appearance of Rick Melick on keyboards with the band.  Sloe Gin and BOJH, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBnqnYjo-_Q Django into Mountain Time, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWdoSaubWQ8

Nice to see that again, Rick. I remember the sound was incredibly loud, almost to the unbearable point. Took a little while for the ears to get back to normal smile It wasn't the final appearance of Rick, though, because he was on the whole fall tour. We saw him in November in DC.

30 (edited by RoadcaseBoy 2013-08-18 19:44:41)

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Thanks Sam  Now that I'm looking through some of our stuff, there is also one from 7/16/02 that I don't know the location of either.

You remembered the brief introduction at the Iridium... smile

7/16/02....I am stumped!!!  I usually pour one shot of Jack during my nightly research.  Broke out the Crown Royal tonight.  I did find a show scheduled 7/17/02 at the Avalon Theater in Grand Junction OK.  Didn't have that one, (and found a few other '02s near that date, so thank you for the cattle prod jolt)...I'd say we know a general location of the country, but then again, it appears he was in TX two days later.  smile  Will keep digging.  Best to you!

"I was in Space for less than 2 weeks … and suddenly Jeaniene’s back … half the Band is off the gd wagon … we have comedians opening for us … and the nice kid that ran our website is now a kleptof’nmaniac.  Boy ... did you guys miss me!!"  Phil Valentine - Road Manager - Staton House Band

JBLP#251 (unaged) ... thank you Ron.

31 (edited by nmagcorn 2013-08-18 21:37:47)

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You know there is always the possibility that the date we have is incorrect. Once in a while I have found some discrepancies with dates on discs. It's not a big deal. Don't make yourself crazy over it. And it was nice meeting you at the Iridium. Seems like it was a long time ago. I could definitely go for another Rock Candy show right now smile!

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The show at Toad's was the first time I used my (at the time new) camera and I had no clue what I was doing with it.

Was a night for new things - first tour Joe used the theremin - played Spike Driver Blues, which later became the Ballad of John Henry, and used it again for Just Got Paid.  Someday I want to try one of those things out - they fascinate me.

Here's my few usable pictures:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/24057301@N … 440340350/

Sandy

"There's a lot of people that are in so much of a hurry to be, I guess, to be famous or that they don't want to take the time to learn to play and do all that.They'd rather just knock it down off a computer and maybe get on a game show and get famous..That's fine if that's what you want to do.
"We're more old school than that. We like creating the sounds."  - Tom Petty

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Thank u Sandy.  The YouTube clip I attached did have Spike Driver Blues...I went with John Henry incase someone said.."Hey, that's Ballad of....." smile  I should have stayed with the time period. smile

Thanks again for another great photo link.  I edited song title and photo link into the date list.

"I was in Space for less than 2 weeks … and suddenly Jeaniene’s back … half the Band is off the gd wagon … we have comedians opening for us … and the nice kid that ran our website is now a kleptof’nmaniac.  Boy ... did you guys miss me!!"  Phil Valentine - Road Manager - Staton House Band

JBLP#251 (unaged) ... thank you Ron.

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That you tube clip was done by Joe's brother-in-law.

Sandy

"There's a lot of people that are in so much of a hurry to be, I guess, to be famous or that they don't want to take the time to learn to play and do all that.They'd rather just knock it down off a computer and maybe get on a game show and get famous..That's fine if that's what you want to do.
"We're more old school than that. We like creating the sounds."  - Tom Petty

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samjp4 wrote:

That you tube clip was done by Joe's brother-in-law.

Sandy

Yes?!.....one more edit....thank you! big_smile

Edit...the other videos by the poster seem to confirm big_smile ... Thank u!

"I was in Space for less than 2 weeks … and suddenly Jeaniene’s back … half the Band is off the gd wagon … we have comedians opening for us … and the nice kid that ran our website is now a kleptof’nmaniac.  Boy ... did you guys miss me!!"  Phil Valentine - Road Manager - Staton House Band

JBLP#251 (unaged) ... thank you Ron.

36 (edited by JBFan4Life 2013-08-22 20:56:44)

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LOL'ed at the post of the little one "jamming" on the plastic guitar to Mountain Time.  Too bad that wasn't the full song, but plenty of great examples on YouTube of it, anyway.

Reminded me of a show at Elgin Community College (years ago) that's been discussed elsewhere, here.  When someone popped a forum member's kid up on stage with his plastic guitar, and Joe welcomed him as a "guest 'guitarist'" (though not verbally, just ushered him on up, and as I recall turned him around to face the audience).  One of many priceless Joe B. show moments.

Play like you've worked at it, and don't worry about sounding like your influences.  You can't cheat on them, or your practice, anyway.  If you've worked hard at your skill, your audience will know it.