No Review Yet.....But Here's A Setlist & Pics To Get The Ball Rollin'....
Barry & Pete Smoked As Always......
David Nelson & Friends
Box Of Rain
Fable Of A Chosen One
Garden Of Eden >
The Last Time >
Garden Of Eden
Wind & Rain
Absolutely Sweet Marie
Any Naked Eye
Rag Mama Rag
Long Gone Sam >
Born A Dreamer >
Just A Season >
Thanks Budboy! Looks stellar. . .
Is there a link for this one?
Molo was so good!
Driving away from there last night, I said that sentence over & over again, but the name kept changing.
Sless was so good!
I LUV me some Barry Sless, especially on that pedal steel. His pickin' was FAST last night, and he knows how to dial in the sounds we all love. I especially enjoyed watching him pass it back & forth with....
Mookie was so good!
I tell ya, he has a better voice than I ever noticed before. Maybe it's because...
Howard was so good!
Who's Howard? He was filling in on sound last night. Filling in?!?! I can't believe he doesn't have that job usually, seeing how he pretty much has a lock on these types of shows. He's the magic fingers behind so many great shows that we all go to, including NRPS, but not DNB. He knows how to dial in the PA where we can hear the bass, but it's not so boomy that you can't hear the notes. You know about the time when the Fillmore & Warfield shows got too "boomy" on the bass drums? Yep -- right about the time Howard quit mixing those shows. Props to Howie!
Pete Sears was so good!
Okay, that's two times in a row where I've been completely blown away by Pete Sears playing bass. I dunno, but I guess I was slow to accept him as a bassist, and not a piano player who thinks he knows how to play bass. Nope, not Sears. He's got it GOING ON, man, and he is one sick, bad ass mutha!!
Dave Nelson was okay, I guess. You know, if you like guys like him... ;)
"Is there a link for this one? "
Not Yet.......I just have dial-up!!!!!!
I'll be sending it to someone that can upload though.
I just want to note that your post was 420 in the non dead reviews section.
Great reviews, looks like an excellent show!
That band is gonna hit Hawaii like an exploding volcano.
DAVID NELSON WAS OKAY? YOU GUESS????? WERE WE AT THE SAME SHOW? THAT TELECASTER WAS SMOKIN', EVEN FOR AN OLD GUY WHO WASN'T 100% WELL. SHEESH!
Didn't you see the wink....he was just pulling your leg Mizshely.
The show was great. I think it was any naked eye that was completely deconstructed into an intense free form space.
I have to admit that I have only seen these guys a handful of times and tried to download all I could on the archive but this show seemed to be in a defferent universe. Box started slow for me but the rest of the show just seemed to smoke in way that I didn't know DNB/F was capable. Intense jams dripped all night. Hawaii will be unbelievable.
>>>That band is gonna hit Hawaii like an exploding volcano.
They don't call him Mt. St. Molo for nothing
Looks the Ripple encore got left off the setlist.
I agree, the boys were off the hook last night!! I didn't think I was going to be able to make it to Forestville, but at the last minute I was able to arrange a ride with Sea Okie, and we proudly represented the over-50 Humboldt NelsonFans contingent.
Since I couldn't make it to Hawaii, I considered this "my Hawaii show," and the music exceeded even my lofty expectations. After the first-set Garden > Last Time > Garden jam, and the transcendent Any Naked Eye, I was in heaven and had already gotten my money's worth by that point. Nice series of "weather" songs, beginning with the Box opener and continuing with Wind & Rain, and then Just a Season. The second set was all one big highlight for me, with mind-warping jams and spirited improvisation all around. Barry and Dave were as good as I've ever seen them. Pete blew my mind the way he walked that bass into stratospheric territory. Molo drove the beat HARD throughout, always pushing the groove to higher places -- he even sang some background vocals near the end of the second set!!. And Mookie's keys and vocals were solid as ever. There were a few instances of missed lyrics or hesitant segues, but these were minor and the boys were just shaking off the cobwebs for the upcoming shows. I agree with Doogs that the sound was totally dialed in from the very first note, so major props go to Howard for that.
Lots of familiar faces and ear-to-ear grins in the crowd. Good seeing Matanaska, Budboy, Budgirl, Mark, James & Fran, Mizshely, and others whose names escape me. Too bad I didn't get to meet some other Zoners I "see" on this board frequently -- Doogs, Zang, 2Dank, Tore-up -- hopefully I'll meet you all sometime down the road in the not too distant future.
Aloha and safe travels to all those continuing on the DNF trail!!
A bunch of nice photos by Rob over in OS at
David Nelson's Telecaster playing is like a bottle of Chopin vodka. Top shelf all the way !!!!!
Nice description Nick!
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