sitting here, wishing the workday would just hurry up and get itself over with... geeze. Beers and good guitar players await. Follow up when ever I get to internet again. Stay tuned
Nice review of your pre-show anticipation.
Never start the party before work. Time drags on...
Finally got back into town, (i.e. went directly from the show to ski in non cell territory for the weekend.) Here is my review.
I loved this show. Had never seen Larry Carlton live before and that was indeed a treat. So smooth, not only fast but with perfect timing. There were not covers of the Steely Dan stuff and I’m not familiar with his solo work; this new fan will be finding out soon.
As for Robben Ford I was never a big fan. Seen him before. He is OK but when it comes to blues… why listen to the white guy when there are so much better players out there? He did impress me and I suspect part of that was Larry Carlton helping him see outside that I, IV, V minor pentatonic box.
They played 4 or 5 tunes together, then they each did a solo set with the band. Band was nice and funky… I was digging that. LC’s kid on bass kept things thumpin’. Show was short, about 90 minutes – not quite the value I expect for a $45 ticket.
All in all, I enjoyed it, but I am poor now. They have a live CD/DVD recorded in Japan, saving money now to get it.
You would have loved it Gunnar.