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Old 08-01-2015, 10:45 AM   #81
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Iris Dement at Kuckleheads, Gillian Welch at the Folly, Willie Watson in a small venue in greater St Lou.

We pretty much stick to the smaller joints in our 'old age' except for a few things like The Flint Hills open air with Lyle Lovett and Kansas City Symphony fundraiser.

heh heh heh - we skipped the Rolling Stones when they came to town recently.

My friend called me recently to remind me of a comment I made to him back in the late 80's when the Stones came to KC. I said...We should have went, as they are getting real old and probably wont be touring much longer..... Not a very accurate statement was it as 30 years later they rolled into town yet again.....

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Old 08-01-2015, 10:47 AM   #82
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But the Stones now are not even a shadow of what they were back in the day.

And back in the day is probably not the '80s.

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But the Stones now are not even a shadow of what they were back in the day.

And back in the day is probably not the '80s.
OP here....saw the Stones in Dallas for the first time so I can't compare them to previous decades of decadence.. :cool smiley:

The Stones, to me, were an 'event', not a big party and it was fun..the concert was a side show, but enjoyable and memorable...bucket list checked!

Now the best show we've seen this year was Steely Dan...also a first... one of my favorite bands of all time.. they had 12 players and musically nailed every song and note... Fagen is an amazing talent as a writer and arranger of great songs..

Next up for us
Alabama Shakes
Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt
Joe Bonnamassa
Jerry Jeff Walker....

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I'm going to a live jazz concert on Tuesday to see/hear the Carl Saunders Quartet
Jazz Live The Carl Saunders Quartet

First live concert I've been to in a long time.

I'm a jazz88 supporter/member so I get two tickets 'free' to all the live jazz concerts at the small Seville Theater.

I've listened to the live concerts on my truck FM radio while driving home from the dojo after teaching practice and always wanted to be at one of these - so decided to go this time!

Will report later!
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DW and I had a great time at the Aerosmith Concert at Frontier Days in Cheyenne WY on 7/22, they put on a great show for 18,000 fans.

DW and I will be enjoying a Wine and Jazz Festival near "Guntown PA" today and tomorrow.
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Old 08-01-2015, 03:08 PM   #86
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Yesterday, DH and I went for the first time to Thunder Valley Casino, which is sort of near our new home in N Cal, to meet up with a group of friends from our former neighborhood who go to this casino fairly often. We had dinner with them at the buffet (quite good, we thought), played some slots, and had a nice time catching up.

When they were about to leave we walked with them out to the parking lot (we had parked in the garage at the other end of the complex), and realized there was an amphitheater adjacent to that area. And Huey Lewis & the News were playing! We even had a pretty good view of a large video screen adjacent to the stage, so we were basically treated to a free concert. It was a lovely evening with the Blue Moon rising above the amphitheater, and the sound quality in the parking area was surprisingly good. We enjoyed standing around with a bunch of others, singing along and boogying and having a grand old time.

Turns out there's summer concert series (we had no idea), and the amphitheater looked pleasant, so we might spring for tickets for an upcoming show rather than hang out in the parking lot. Upcoming shows include ZZ Top, Heart, Michael McDonald & Boz Scaggs, and Chicago.
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Well the jazz concert last night was great!

Parking at San Diego City College was easy - no traffic, no lines, and no charge.

Jazz88/KSDS has their studio/broadcast facilities on campus, so their website offers free parking passes for every concert - just print them out and put it on the dash.

Got there a bit early, went to the box office to pick up our free tickets (as a jazz88 member, I get two free tickets for every concert!), then wandered about the campus.

That was a bit disappointing - everything seemed to be closed down for the evening, not even an on campus coffee shop, so we walked across the street to the McDonalds for some coffee.

Waited for the doors to open and the line was quite small, went right it in and got great seats, row 12 smack dab in the middle.

The Saville Theatre seats oh about 450? Not too big, not too small, every seat has a good view, no obstructions, good acoustics.

And Carl Saunders played a wonderful jazz trumpet concert. He came down from LA and played with some local SD talent for his backup 'band': piano, stand up acoustic bass, and simple drum kit. Head bobbin', toe tappin' jazz goodness!

Concert started exactly on time at 8pm- cuz it airs live across the radio and the internet world wide and it finished at 9:30pm. So 1 1/2hrs was perfect.

A quick walk back to the car afterwards and we were on the freeway back home within 5 mins!

Can't wait for the next concert in September!
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Old 08-06-2015, 08:54 PM   #88
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Rolling Stones in Dallas great show.
Headed to ACL with dd in Austin. Foo fighters are the headline, will be my first festival 😃
Last summer we saw Gary Allan several times from Texas to Mississippi !
DW and I since high school loved listen to live music. Have seen Eagles several times over the years.
Oh yea. Red rock last year for a weekend trip. Great venue, must see if you love music. Saw a led Zeppelin cover band pretty cool.

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We attend all the local/regional folk / jazz / blues festivals. Often will volunteer as a concert photographer and receive concert passes in exchange. Lots of fun
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I'm spoiled as I live in the music town of Muscle Shoals, Alabama. And Nashville's only 2 hours away. We have many of the biggest stars in the music industry walking the streets of these two towns. And if we keep our eyes open, we can often catch stars and their road musicians giving small concerts for charity. There are certain bars in Nashville where the greats will go on certain nights of the week, and they're completely accessible to talk to, etc. This week was the big Charlie Daniels Jam in the Titans' stadium. Earlier this summer was the CMT Music City Festival (old Fanfare) 4 nights in a row. And Bonaroo is also going on the same time.

One night my sister sat and talked to a couple of crazy Englishmen in a Nashville restaurant/bar for hours. After she left, someone said do you know who that was? It was Steve Winwood. My sister said, "Who's Steve Winwood?" At the time, he was one of the top 10 grossing road acts in the world.
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Headed to big D Tuesday to see Alabama Shakes! Hold On!!!
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Last night I ushered at a Joe Bonamassa (3 Kings Tour) concert. The crowd was mostly age 40 and older which is much different than most audiences we see at this venue. Nice folks, seemed to be big fans who knew his stuff. I saw many clever guitar theme shirts. There was one guy in my section who "air guitared" with every song and it seemed like this was the best night of his life!
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Jackson Browne is on the road. Saw him give a good show this week in Santa Barbara.
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Old 08-15-2015, 02:59 PM   #94
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Earlier in the summer I was invited to a Dave Mathis concert. My condo neighbors are around 40 so I said what the heck, I'll tag along. The place was packed and people of all ages were there although most in the 35-45 range. People were grooving to the music and knew all his stuff. I think I recognized one song. They were not my cup of tea, but the band had a lot of good musicians.

I better stick to the 60's-80's stuff.

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