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Went to see Dr. John last night!


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  • Went to see Dr. John last night!

    At the Sparks Nugget Showroom. Very nice room, by the way.

    Dr. John looks like he's having a lot of trouble moving around, but his performance hasn't suffered! He played a baby grand, and keyboard and did a couple of tunes on guitar. You know, he started out on guitar and bass and then had a finger shot off in a bar fight (true fact!) and started playing piano. But he does good on guitar anyway!

    Last year he dissolved his 9-piece band. The new band is bass, B3, drums, guitar and his musical director and trombonist is Sarah Morrow. Indeed! Turns out she's famous in jazz and funk music. First pro gig was Ray Charles' touring band. She directed his last band as well, and she was the only one he brought over to the new one. As you might imagine, all the players were excellent, and the band very tight. They all pay attention to Sarah and she to Dr. John. She played many solos, has great chops and very mellow tone (I really love tombone anyway). She and the guitar player would play the parts of a 3 piece horn section togther - very cool.


    The audience was pretty damned geezerly but everyone had a good time. Great show



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    ol' 'Mac' always puts on a great show. I haven't seen the new 'Locked Down' ensemble yet...they come here the end of July at the Bowl...they did win the best blues album Grammy, btw...

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    • happy hours
      happy hours commented
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      I can imagine that was a pretty good show.

    • Smilin' Bob
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      Don't miss them, DM!