Kudos to the folks at Tupelo Music Hall for booking James Hunter on Saturday night. There was a time back in 2006 when I saw a lot of him – when he was touring People Gonna Talk. That summer I was going to more James Hunter shows than Van Morrison shows. The energy coming from the stage was simply immense. And unless absolutely forbidden by law, I was up there dancing from the first note every night. I like my R’n’B Sam Cooke style. Continue reading
It was a full house at the Tupelo Music Hall on Friday night to see Johnny Winter. And among the crowd were some adoring fans. He’s the kind of guy who gets introduced as “the legendary…” and I wanted to check him out at least once in my life. Continue reading
So guess where I was this Saturday night? Back at the Tupelo Music Hall, to see Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters this time. And was I ever in for a treat. Continue reading
All week long it’s been the same thing – in random acts of kindness, little bits like oh darling be home soon or did you ever have to make up your mind or it’s like trying to tell a stranger about rock ‘n’ roll or some other Lovin’ Spoonful song. I’ve been in my little John Sebastian love-fest – ever since Saturday night, when I saw him up at the Tupelo Music Hall. Continue reading
It must be synchronicity.
I’ve recently discovered a little radio station on the Web – the site is boomerradio.com (can you believe it??) and one of the streams they run is called Acoustic Cafe. It’s not exactly a great station, but it is pretty mellow, and good for them, there’s always some obscurish Van that gets played. Tonight it was End of the Land. Anyways, I was getting tired of all that mellowness (one too many James Taylor, I think) and was going to switch to some live Van. As I was standing up to turn off the speakers, out of who knows where, Darkness, Darkness starts to play. Continue reading