There needed to be a thread about last night. Great show. The boys from DSO were obviously having a great time not playing all GD. And, it seems like Keller is always having fun. Don't have the setlist but highlights included
Going, Going, Gone
Boy in the Bubble
To Lay Me Down (Keller)
first set ending Scarlet
The Hobo Song
Ride the Mighty High
Eyes of the Maker
Eyes>Stranger>Franklin's (second set closer)
Encore, 15 minute Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself
Place was packed. Should be some other input here. Thanks!
Really enjoyed this one, lots of instrumentals, Hendrix, Take me to the River...
Yeah, that was an interesting show. I thought it had its moments, though seemed somewhat uneven.
Not sure what to make of Mattson. Some of his playing was really good, but he seemed rather tentative to me at times, and seems like he got absolutely lost at a couple of points and just kind of gave up on a few solos (may have been his unfamiliarity with Keller's playing/lack of rehearsal, etc.). He did seem to nail a few of the Dead tunes later in the show, as he appeared to warm up and hit his stride, and I did really like that (was it a Zen Tricksters?) tune that was the 2nd or 3rd in the first set (missed part of the first song or two).
I do like the fact he played a simple, clean sound, w/o all of the effects loop stuff that the Kadlecik does (Stu, not so much, though he clearly has that capability).
His singing? Ummmm -- not great. He sounded a semitone off all evening. There were some good harmonies, though, as Keller and Barraco seemed to cover for his shortcomings.
Honestly, I wanted to like the guy (and I mainly do), but he seemed somewhat zoned out that evening and didn't seem fully on his game.
I'm interested in others' thoughts as well, as I don't believe I'd even seen him since the Oct. '99 P&F shows at the Warfield.