Topic: The Coach House 8/7
Here's the set list from tonight's show. Quoting exactly from the list that Dave gave me.
Spike Driver Blues - Barri
Bridge to Better Days - JB LP
So Many Roads - JB LP
Mountain Time - 59 Drop D...
Another Kind Of Live - JB LP
Sloe Gin - JB LP
Highwater Everywhere - Acc.
Your Funeral My Trial - Gm
Don't Burn Down That Bridge - Gm
Blues Deluxe - Bigsby
Woke Up Dreaming
Just Got Paid - JB
One Of Thest Days - Gm/slide
Asking Around For You - Rossington
Ball Peen Hammer - 12 String
Very very cool show. With a few additions since the last time I saw Joe I was pleasantly surprised. This includes the use of a seemingly forbidden instrument: a Strat. Yes ladies and gentlemen, Joe Bonamassa used a strat for the opening song, a song off next years new studio album called Spiker Driver Blues. He also used a theramin during SDB and the Dazed and Confused part of Just Got Paid/Dazed and Confused. This was a pretty cool touch, the screams of varying lengths and pitches gave SDB and D&C a whole new depth. The sound system was a little iffy, a couple notes here and there going fuzzy. But Joe certainly gave his all!
Quoting a friend of mine: "He's beautiful, really. I feel so privileged to have seen him play. Blues doesn't describe him at all, he's so much more than that!"
I got the chance to meet Carmine and his lovely girlfriend before the show, very very cool people!
Blues Deluxe was brought back in a rendition with a bit more swing than previously seen, and he used a (according to Joe) "Les Paul that I've been playing for years, we just threw on a Bigsby and black surrounds!" I had thought that (because of the black surrounds) it was a one-off of Joe's new signature line, but Joe corrected me He seemed tired after the show, but was happy to sign autographs. He was still signing various items for Mrs. Libby when I left! I bought a copy of Live From Nowhere In Particular and Joe signed the inside cover for me. Apparently they had brought 2 boxes of the new CD, and boy they were selling quick! I'm going to listen to it all tomorrow.
I did get a chance to introduce Libby to the group that I brought, which included two of my cousins from out of town, a good friend of mine, and my dad. An attorney from my dad's work was there with his wife. Apparently my dad got Mike into Joe through me!
Overall a very memorable night, oh, and I must not forget, the re-vamped versions of Your Funeral My Trial and Don't Burn Down That Bridge! DBDTB was smoothed out with a little less kick, but it was still enjoyable.
I'm tired, so expect a couple more comments here and there as more people post, but until then, good night!