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toandfro wrote:

How bout the set list?

Apologies ... no pen ... middle age memory ... I have to lean on Natasha's forthcoming post!

"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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I almost forgot about that billboard. Joe also appeared at the Baby Grand next door to the Opera House on October 21st 2008.

RoadcaseBoy wrote:

A little The Grand in Wilmington Bonahistory courtesy of Hombre ...

https://joebonamassapix.shutterfly.com/pictures/9

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Sad we missed you too Jane. Gale & I always look forward to seeing you. It was great seeing old friends & making new ones. Can't wait to see Sandy's pics, I know she took a lot great shots. I hope you all have another great show tonight.

Tim

Jane H. wrote:

Looking forward to meeting you Ron and RoadcaseBoy who's Joenerosity (and Cathy/Sandy's) is why i am going tonight!!!!!!!!

I'll be the one in the Joe Bonamassa shirt......
LOL actually i think it will be a Hot August Blues shirt but I am bringing a few options in case ;P

sorry I missed you Hombre sad

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Well Hombre - here you go.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/24057301@ … 1065051025

Nice to meet you last night, and Sam.  Round two tonight.

Show was great but I so wanted to hear either The River or Burning Hell.  Oh well - maybe tonight.

And Paulie - hope your cold is better.

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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What a fun time last night! Joe and the guys were killing it! They were all in such a good mood. Joe was happy. His family was there and he got to play his newly acquired 1958 Fying V for the first time live which he used on the first 3 songs.Plus it was the first time he didn't have his hair all slicked back. Looked great. It was flying back and forth when he was rockin' out. Made him look years younger. Here is the whole show in order

See See Baby https://youtu.be/ySWJXPFbicg

Never Make Your Move Too Soon https://youtu.be/gbeBD8ixMus

Angel of Mercy https://youtu.be/10hcV2g0Ba0

Hey Baby/Oh Beautiful https://youtu.be/QeRPc1P73So

Happier Times https://youtu.be/Ft1r5WaQwS4

Trouble Town https://youtu.be/mH3pQjnc-ng

Going Down https://youtu.be/8aQlf-JO9l8

I Gave Up Everything For You 'Cept The Blues https://youtu.be/sZ06HV1MPE8

Double Trouble https://youtu.be/rXSvFs_BLDs

Breaking Up Somebody's Home https://youtu.be/RprIemJ3psc

Love Ain't A Love Song https://youtu.be/mSg4PQAEong

Sloe Gin https://youtu.be/m8kBB2bmfZI

Ballad of John Henry https://youtu.be/6CiTTQWTDc8

All Aboard https://youtu.be/Tfdo74FvvIM

Sorry to report no 3 piece songs. Not sure if this will continue, hope he sticks in a few again at some point.

24 (edited by newbonafan 2015-11-10 18:13:49)

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nmagcorn wrote:

What a fun time last night! Joe and the guys were killing it! They were all in such a good mood. Joe was happy. His family was there and he got to play his newly acquired 1958 Fying V for the first time live which he used on the first 3 songs.Plus it was the first time he didn't have his hair all slicked back. Looked great. It was flying back and forth when he was rockin' out. Made him look years younger. Here is the whole show in order

Yes he does, almost has that Rockpalast vibe going on.



Sorry to report no 3 piece songs. Not sure if this will continue, hope he sticks in a few again at some point.

I hope so too, I am not as much a fan of the horn section, especially when it takes away from his guitar playing, I.M.O. there are too many holdovers from Muddy Wolf here, I can see three songs I would omit in favor of a Spanish Boots, The River, or Burning Hell. Heck even a shortened Mountain time even, at least BOJH and All Aboard seem to be  rocking show stoppers. 
  We are doing a meet and greet in eleven days in Atlanta at The Fox Theater and I am still very excited but if the set list doesn't change I might not be as inclined to attend both the Friday and Saturday shows as we are going to be across the street at The Georgian Terrace Hotel Friday night and had planned to do something else but was considering last minute tickets...

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Well tonight we got an awesome show - Spanish Boots, I Know Where I Belong, The River and Burning Hell (please don't ask me the rest because I have a terrible memory - Natasha's videos will be along.  More tomorrow, but just wanted to put it out there that the old songs are still in there.  Thank you, Joe - you made our night extra special!

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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Awesome pics from the first night, Sandy. I particularly like the close ups - they are so vivid I feel like I could reach out and touch Joe's guitar strings. smile

Phil

Ars Longa, Vita Brevis

“The guy who has helped the blues industry the most is Joe Bonamassa and I would say he is more rock than some rock stuff, so to me blues is whatever you want it to be!”
Simon McBride in my interview with him in Blues Matters! Issue #56

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Great pics Sandy. Thanks again. Looks like we picked the wrong show to go to. We almost went to the show at the last minute but changed our minds. I wish now we would have went.

samjp4 wrote:

Well tonight we got an awesome show - Spanish Boots, I Know Where I Belong, The River and Burning Hell (please don't ask me the rest because I have a terrible memory - Natasha's videos will be along.  More tomorrow, but just wanted to put it out there that the old songs are still in there.  Thank you, Joe - you made our night extra special!

Sandy

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Wow, we got an incredible show the second night! Joe totally changed the setlist and started with the 3 piece band. A bunch of us saw him at the M&G and he said that at cities where he had a 2 night stand he would do 2 different setlists. The second shows would have the 3 piece band for a few songs. I told him people were so excited to hear those old songs. He said unfortunately they are quite a strain on his voice and that was why he wasn't doing them everywhere. So glad we got to see them again last night. Really love "I Know Where I Belong", "The River" and "Burning Hell". The whole show was so full of energy and it was awesome to see that Flying V again in the middle of the set on "Going Down", "I Gave Up Everything For You" and "Angel of Mercy". Damn that thing is a monster! Love it!! I didn't film the whole show, took a break on 3 of the songs. Here is the set list and videos:

Spanish Boots https://youtu.be/8a1Lm238i_o  He played the Explorer on this. Looks like the same guitar as was used at the end of the 3 Kings Tour.
I Know Where I Belong https://youtu.be/ONfmjYyNVVg

The River/Burning Hell https://youtu.be/YqHLC1TZXrA

Hey Baby/Oh Beautiful https://youtu.be/hj-SBoGkKW0

Happier Times

Trouble Town https://youtu.be/F4SUSZ07JWk

Going Down https://youtu.be/7eAz0uxJ1Xw

I Gave Up Everything For You https://youtu.be/0HRRF9Ax7kE

Angel of Mercy https://youtu.be/cfHMFtbERPc

Love Ain't A Love Song https://youtu.be/B0Q4OxhlK5k

Sloe Gin

Ballad of John Henry https://youtu.be/u_k5YNSxgP0

All Aboard

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Thanks so much, Natasha!  You let me live Joe's shows vicariously through you.

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Best show ever! will post more later but wow wow wow too much fun smile
thanks for vids too. I thought Happier Times was the best version I had heard. Natasha said even though she didn't record it last night it was very similar to other recent recordings so i will relive it through one of those

31 (edited by cathysiler 2015-11-11 15:59:04)

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Wilmington had the honor of hosting two nights of brilliant music. They may have been the first on the US tour, but there were no wrinkles to iron out. I always love Joe's bands, and the "new" lineup has taken things up another notch. Paulie and Lee, on horns, add flavor without dominating. Anton adds so many layers that the music expands and I dare you to sit still when he's rolling! I even felt a touch of raga at one point. Michael Rhodes was compelling on bass, and fun to watch. He's animated but subtle and steady on with the bottom. Reese migrated organ to piano with ease and joy. I know Joe calls them a band, but it's more to me now. It's a mini-orchestra. They provide a stellar background for Joe to strut his stuff, and boy did he!
I enjoyed the first night. Fluid segues, riffs and runs were flawless. Like Tash said, he really loves that Flying V and to play that many songs with it proves that point. Joe's voice was in full bloom. What a night! We all enjoyed it and talked after about some songs he played in England we would have loved to hear. And then it was night two smile
When the show started, and it was just a three piece ensemble, and he began "Spanish Boots", we knew the song fairy had granted our wishes. When "I Know Where I Belong" began I have to admit to getting teary. Such a beautiful song and a true showcase for Joe's voice and guitar skills. The blast from the past continued with "The River" and "Burning Hell". Honestly, had the show stopped there I would have felt like I had gotten my money's worth. Hearing "old friends" again was spectacular!
Don't get me wrong, the rest of the evening was top notch tuneage as well. Joe saw my post-op hand at the M&G, and maybe because I had a front row seat, I was blessed with the slide, which he gently tossed into my lap. Time for a few more tears of appreciation. lol
The entire two day adventure was, of course, made special by the Bonbuddies I got to share it with. Joe seems to bring the nicest people into his circle of fans and I know how much my life is enriched by them all. It was also wonderful to see Joe's parents again. They really enjoyed themselves and went out of their way to come up front and visit with us. I guess Joe's kindness is inherited. Thanks to everybody, Joe, the band, and all the fans who were lucky enough to be there. wink

32 (edited by mutantofthemonster 2015-11-12 01:01:33)

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leanne wrote:

Thanks so much, Natasha!  You let me live Joe's shows vicariously through you.

I second that!!!

Both these shows were Killer...especially like the 10th!!

Love how Joe always  seem to know where Natasha and her cam are and seems to play to it a lot giving us viewing at home the feeling we are at the show!!!

Thanks again Natasha for amazing captures of killer shows!!!

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That’s a beautiful review, Cathy, and you got Joe’s slide to make the evening even more memorable. smile  I’m with you on Joe attracting the nicest fans. Friends for life is not an exaggeration.

Shame we didn’t get the “second setlist” on the second night at Brighton but given Joe’s comments about some of the old songs being tough on his voice chords, I suspect he was saving his voice for Mr Kyps the next day.

I can’t believe you gave yourself a breather from recording, Natasha. Only joking, I know how tough it is staring into a small screen for hours on end. big_smile I look forward to checking out your videos when I can.

Phil

Ars Longa, Vita Brevis

“The guy who has helped the blues industry the most is Joe Bonamassa and I would say he is more rock than some rock stuff, so to me blues is whatever you want it to be!”
Simon McBride in my interview with him in Blues Matters! Issue #56

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The shows at The Grand were indeed Grand!!

Being fortunate to grab Row 2 seats for both shows back in May … with great anticipation, I had envisioned these show would be a return in some respect to the 2010/11 Philly area shows I saw … but these were my closest seats to date in a theatre show.  A big Joe … on a small stage / old theatre … I knew they would be special to all able to attend.

Naturally it’s about the music … but being able to see Joe’s fingers live … first hand … from such a close perspective … as the notes flow out over you from the amps … it’s a whole elevated dimension.  In my mind I kept comparing this to Sandy’s (samjp4’s) pictures coming to life!

Naturally I had expectations of these two shows being memorable … but I had no anticipation Tuesday’s show would unfold to became one of those few handful of great days we all collect during our journey here … that you fondly recall vividly … through out the remainder of your life.  Because of the wonderful Forum members who attended … Tuesday became one of my handful of great days.


The “day” actually began after Monday’s show … when Ron (cindyron), who I had just met minutes before the show started, and I was now saying good-bye too, placed the John Henry side Joe tossed to him into my shirt pocket and said  “keep it with #251” (which is a “Ron 300”.)  Ron’s generous nature continued for Tuesday’s show … and all I can adequately express is I will be forever grateful to him.

Cathy (cathysiler) began Monday with her warm greeting and hug (our 3rd brief meeting at a show) … but on Tuesday … when Joe’s parents came over to her before the show … at separate times … and as I stood wide eyed just wanting to be an unnoticed fly on the wall … Cathy made sure I was introduced to them … “this is RoadcaseBoy … he’s the one who put up the Bonahistory Threads up on the Forum … .“  In that flash, all I could think was … I’m sure they are thinking “his parents named him RoadcaseBoy?!!”  and “what the heck is Cathy talking about with History?!!”  His parents were very friendly and gracious.  (Thanks to Ron’s Slide gesture … I am forever linked to Cathy with a John Henry / The Grand Joe slide … Joe tossed night #2’s slide into her lap.)

All I was hoping for as a memento from Tuesday’s show was a group shot with Forum members Natasha & Phil (our 4th/5th show meetings … side note: to get to sit behind them as Natasha subtly works her magic and see both of their heads move in sync to the music makes you do nothing but smile) and Cathy … along with my first meetings with Sandy (samjp4) … (who was a big help to me with bringing Bonahistory dates to life with links to her wonderful pictures), Ron … and of course Jane H!!

A big anticipated plus for me was to have Mr. Meerkat in that group shot … but when Sandy handed him to me to hold for the group shot … nothing but a wide smile from me. (Haven’t seen the picture yet … Mr. Meerkat’s legal department has Releases for me to sign or something.) smile

What can I say about Jane H?!! … her warm smile introduces you to a warm heart. 

I got to sit with her pre show (where Ron fed us all) and she shared a couple of stories with me … she would get interrupted … but would pick right up where she left off.  Each story seemed to top the last one she just told.  I hope she jots them down for the next generation. … an Audio book would be even better smile.  I left the show wanting a longer stay with her to hear and talk more. 

Pre-show, when she handed me a bag and said “I brought you a couple of shirts from my closet” … and first one I pull out is a Bloodline Tour ’94 shirt … which went right on … what do you say?!!


Tuesday morning, I was anticipating Monday’s Facebook / Instagram Crowd picture to go up … I was thinking this will be my first one where I can say … “there I am!”  (I told my sister who attended with me Monday … you’ll be online tomorrow!)  When it was posted … I saw we were blocked by Joe’s position … we were the only two in the row blocked … I just laughed!!

But …  that was meant to be.  When Tuesday’s picture when up … I could see me (I look like I was sentenced to The Chair) … but to be seated next to Jane H. … and see her expression in that shot … priceless!!!  That picture summed up the whole “day” for me … and made my first crowd picture truly special for me. (Sorry sis.)


I truly was reluctant to post this… buying a ticket to a Joe show guarantees you great show, which is the reason you buy the seat … but I got something more that you can’t purchase … and it doesn’t / can’t happen to everyone who buys a Joe ticket.  (Thus the reluctancy to post … but wanted to share with the Bonafamily … and selfishly memorialize for me.)

I have truly enjoyed all of my Joe shows … but this one became a little more than just about the music / show.  Because of the spontaneous gestures of a couple of Forum members (as Cathy posted, Joe attracts the best fans) … who I only previously met / knew through words / pictures on a computer screen … they made it one of my special handful of great days … they made for me what I expected would be a great Joe show on “Volume 10” … 1 LOUDER!!.


Have some great mementos to mark this day for me ... but the best will be my memories with some truly generous people ... a special day in a lifetime.  Forever grateful.

(now I can truly hear Jane H.’s “blahblahblahblah” in my head. smile )

"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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RoadcaseBoy wrote:

The shows at The Grand were indeed Grand!!

Being fortunate to grab Row 2 seats for both shows back in May … with great anticipation, I had envisioned these show would be a return in some respect to the 2010/11 Philly area shows I saw … but these were my closest seats to date in a theatre show.  A big Joe … on a small stage / old theatre … I knew they would be special to all able to attend.

Naturally it’s about the music … but being able to see Joe’s fingers live … first hand … from such a close perspective … as the notes flow out of the amps … it’s a whole elevated dimension.  In my mind I kept comparing this to Sandy’s (samjp4’s) pictures coming to life!

Naturally I had expectations of these two shows being memorable … but I had no anticipation Tuesday’s show would unfold to became one of those few handful of great days we all collect during our journey here … that you fondly recall vividly … through out the remainder of your life.  Because of the wonderful Forum members who attended … Tuesday became one of my handful of great days.


The “day” actually began after Monday’s show … when Ron (cindyron), who I had just met minutes before the show started, and I was now saying good-bye too, placed the John Henry side Joe tossed to him into my shirt pocket and said  “keep it with #251” (which is a “Ron 300”.)  Ron’s generous nature continued for Tuesday’s show … and all I can adequately express is I will be forever grateful to him.

Cathy (cathysiler) began Monday with her warm greeting and hug (our 3rd brief meeting at a show) … but on Tuesday … when Joe’s parents came over to her before the show … at separate times … and as I stood wide eyed just wanting to be an unnoticed fly on the wall … Cathy made sure I was introduced to them … “this is RoadcaseBoy … he’s the one who put up the Bonahistory Threads up on the Forum … .“  In that flash, all I could think was … I’m sure they are thinking “his parents named him RoadcaseBoy?!!”  and “what the heck is Cathy talking about with History?!!”  His parents were very friendly and gracious.  (Thanks to Ron’s Slide gesture … I am forever linked to Cathy with a John Henry / The Grand Joe slide … Joe tossed night #2’s slide into her lap.)

All I was hoping for as a memento from Tuesday’s show was a group shot with Forum members Natasha & Phil (our 4th/5th show meetings … side note: to get to sit behind them as Natasha subtly works her magic and see both of their heads move in sync to the music makes you do nothing but smile) and Cathy … along with my first meetings with Sandy (samjp4) … (who was a big help to me with bringing Bonahistory dates to life with links to her wonderful pictures), Ron … and of course Jane H!!

A big anticipated plus for me was to have Mr. Meerkat in that group shot … but when Sandy handed him to me to hold for the group shot … nothing but a wide smile from me. (Haven’t seen the picture yet … Mr. Meerkat’s legal department has Releases for me to sign or something.) smile

What can I say about Jane H?!! … her warm smile introduces you to a warm heart. 

I got to sit with her pre show (where Ron fed us all) and she shared a couple of stories with me … she would get interrupted … but would pick right up where she left off.  Each story seemed to top the last one she just told.  I hope she jots them down for the next generation. … an Audio book would be even better smile.  I left the show wanting a longer stay with her to hear and talk more. 

Pre-show, when she handed me a bag and said “I brought you a couple of shirts from my closet” … and first one I pull out is a Bloodline Tour ’94 shirt … which went right on … what do you say?!!


Tuesday morning, I was anticipating Monday’s Facebook / Instagram Crowd picture to go up … I was thinking this will be my first one where I can say … “there I am!”  (I told my sister who attended with me Monday … you’ll be online tomorrow!)  When it was posted … I saw we were blocked by Joe’s position … we were the only two in the row blocked … I just laughed!!

But …  that was meant to be.  When Tuesday’s picture when up … I could see me (I look like I was sentenced to The Chair) … but to be seated next to Jane H. … and see her expression in that shot … priceless!!!  That picture summed up the whole “day” for me … and made my first crowd picture truly special for me. (Sorry sis.)


I truly was reluctant to post this… buying a ticket to a Joe show guarantees you great show, which is the reason you buy the seat … but I got something more that you can’t purchase … and it doesn’t / can’t happen to everyone who buys a Joe ticket.  (Thus the reluctancy to post … but wanted to share with the Bonafamily … and selfishly memorialize for me.)

I have truly enjoyed all of my Joe shows … but this one became a little more than just about the music / show.  Because of the spontaneous gestures of a couple of Forum members (as Cathy posted, Joe attracts the best fans) … who I only previously met / knew through words / pictures on a computer screen … they made it one of my special handful of great days … they made for me what I expected would be a great Joe show on “Volume 10” … 1 LOUDER!!.


Have some great mementos to mark this day for me ... but the best will be my memories with some truly generous people ... a special day in a lifetime.  Forever grateful.

(now I can truly hear Jane H.’s “blahblahblahblah” in my head. smile )

As someone who has contributed as much as you have to the community, and who seems to be very well thought of, it sounds like you deserved every moment of it.  Congratulations!

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Fantastic review Al (Sam/RoadcaseBoy wink )! Since you aren't on facebook, I put the photos of all of us on flickr. It really was such an incredibly fun time. Shows are always exponentially better when we see them with friends. So glad so many could be there!

Here are some photos of the gang and a few special ones of my own. For any who aren't on facebook, I made Joe another replica (drink coaster) this time in the shape of the new 1958 Flying V. He was so excited by it, he instantly hugged me smile I asked if I could get a photo with both the real V and the little one I made. He said to come back the next day and he would let me come backstage to take a photo. It was so nice of him to do this. Can't thank him enough, it was the coolest thing! Thank you Joe!!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/anitrasda … 1135953125