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One of the great ones

I'm taking my high-school-aged, guitar-slinging nephew to a Buddy Guy concert tonight.

All you need to know about Buddy Guy is Hendrix used to watch him play.

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penshark
Apr. 17th, 2009 09:02 pm (UTC)
Enjoy. Buddy G. makes really good music.
patrick_vecchio
Apr. 18th, 2009 02:29 am (UTC)
And he's sporting a great haircut these days too.
nodressrehersal
Apr. 17th, 2009 10:06 pm (UTC)
Hey, surly youth # 1 is going with two of his buddies!
patrick_vecchio
Apr. 18th, 2009 02:29 am (UTC)
Yeah, I saw him getting Tasered by security. Hope he's OK. He looked as if he was having trouble seeing because of the pepper spray, and the Mace kind of set him back too.
nodressrehersal
Apr. 18th, 2009 11:30 am (UTC)
Ah, music to any mother's ears.

He said he looked to you for help during the incident, but you were too busy taking pictures with your cell phone to post on YouTube, and texting about it on Facebook.
patrick_vecchio
Apr. 18th, 2009 01:04 pm (UTC)
I think I was Twittering, too.
nodressrehersal
Apr. 18th, 2009 01:35 pm (UTC)
He probably missed that - his eyes were so watery from the pepper spray...
nokomisjeff
Apr. 18th, 2009 12:43 am (UTC)
Guy is right up there with Dick Dale.

Do you know who Chris Spedding is? Guitar Jamboree is a fun song and should be added to your collection if it is not there laready.

Jeff
patrick_vecchio
Apr. 18th, 2009 02:28 am (UTC)
I saw Spedding play with a band called Sharks about 35 years ago. They opened for Mountain. He's one of the truly overlooked talents from those times, isn't he?

nokomisjeff
Apr. 18th, 2009 02:30 am (UTC)
I remember the Sharks well:)

God, we're getting old

Jeff
(Anonymous)
Apr. 18th, 2009 01:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks! holiday
He idolizes the greats that have lived fast and died young for their talents, you have given him as close an experience to Stevie Ray, Jimi, or Muddy as he will probably ever get. Being close to touching a legend is a gift he will always remember. Solid uncles are hard to find. holiday
patrick_vecchio
Apr. 18th, 2009 01:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Thanks! holiday
Hearing him talk about it afterward was priceless.
gintanni883
Apr. 18th, 2009 02:14 pm (UTC)
Re: Thanks! holiday
glad to hear the show was enjoyable. what did ya think of the venue. Radio City Music Hall its not but for the area its good and it continues bring in decent names for the folks down here and hey, Billy Squire later this summer !!! i imagine he'll just play The Stroke for 90 minutes.

tuesday i take 3 first-timers up to Buffalo to shake their bones and hear the musical stylings of Lesh-Weir-Hart-Kreutzman.

this will be my 3rd time seeing the Dead, seen Lesh twice and Weir once.

they have never seen any of the members or the band in any incarnation. this is one of the ultimate joys of a music junkie....should be somethin.
patrick_vecchio
Apr. 18th, 2009 06:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Thanks! holiday
It's not a bad venue, and less than a half-hour from campus is tough to beat. I hate to admit it, but I probably spent more time watching the big TV screens than I did looking at the stage; we were almost in the last row.

Buddy did his roaming-into-the-audience-while-playing thing, and my nephew had an aisle seat, so he could have reached out and touched Buddy when he passed. He was wailing away on the guitar when he went by us.

You're right: there is nothing like going to a show with someone and turning them on to something they didn't know about. Ask Cmac about Toots and the Maytals ...
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