We had a fun Saturday night in Wendover visiting the new Peppermill Concert Hall. This was a very comfy facility that seats about 1000. This was my third time seeing Buddy Guy, the last time being a red hot 2000 show outdoors. Saturday's show was not quite mind-blowing but, for a 72 year old guy, Buddy Guy can still lay it down fast and furious and still "with a funk so thick you can smell it". The setlist was packed with Blues standards like "Hoochie Coochie Man", "Mannish Boy, "Use Me Up", "Boom Boom", "Voodoo Chile" and some typical Buddy tunes like "Feels Like Rain" and "Damn Right, I Got The Blues". Buddy did his typical jaunt through the audience which eemed to go on for quite some time. His band was pretty tight, espescially other guitarist Ric Jaz. We had front row center comfy seats which helped us see how much work he puts into his singing. The 90 minute set was very loose with a lot of audience participation. Again, the Guy looks Great for his age.
Thanks for the review. I've had opps to see Buddy recently and didn't, wondering if he'd still have the energy. Glad to be wrong -- I'll check him out next time.
If only all the riders on the Festival Express were still lively and laying it down...
Good to hear, Gunnar...there are times Buddy has frustrated me live in the past because of too much talking and not enough playing.
Buddy Guy is always fun but I get tired of his "I can play like <insert>" schtick. Enough already, playing like Buddy Guy is good enough