The Early Word: Fall Tour, 2012

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Photo credit: Deb Hebert

Joe Bonamassa's three month long Fall tour kicked off in Singapore on September 17, 2012.
The early word: more acoustic tracks are added to the set list; a couple of standards reworked.

One fan posted on Joe Bonamassa's Forum 

The show started with a 20 minute acoustic set:

  • Palm Trees Helicopters and Gasoline
  • Seagull
  • Dislocated Boy (Tal helped out on this one)
  • Driving Towards the Daylight
  • Woke Up Dreaming

I was overjoyed to read about the expanded acoustic set, as Joe's classically trained technique and skill attract attention, visible here on  Woke Up Dreaming.  

Joe has previously remarked how he doesn't see himself as an acoustic guy. However, to satisfy his fans, he put together a mini acoustic tour this past summer, "Joe Bonamassa Band - An Acoustic Evening" and performed seven shows in Europe. A live concert DVD is planned for 2013.

This fan further stated:

No break, right into the bulk of the show.

  • Slow Train
  • Dust Bowl
  • Who's Been Talking
  • Midnight Blues
  • John Henry (used the slide during the theremin parts)
  • Song of Yesterday
  • Look Over Yonder's Wall - kind of a funky version
  • Blues Deluxe
  • Young Man's Blues - new and improved
  • Django/Mt Time
  • Encore
  • Sloe Gin
  • Just Got Paid

Most of the songs were quite a bit different from the last time I saw him here and in Atlanta this past fall. I'd say he played with a lot more finesse for lack of a better word.  Not that he lacked it in the past but there were moments that were more subtle and quiet.  Blues Deluxe was a good example but then he ripped it on Young Man's Blues the very next song.  Nice contrast.  Even Just Got Paid was quite a bit different.  It was all there but just changed up.  It is kind of nice to get to see slightly different versions of the songs.

So far, fan approval has been positive toward the changes, with many here in the USA hoping he doesn't change one more thing until they see him live. I take delight in Joe's ongoing maturation as a musician/artist and relish the musical diversity. He keeps me guessing on what's up next...

Yours in music,

DebFromMaine

For complete details on tour schedule, tickets, news, merchandise or how to join Joe Bonamassa's Forum, please visit www.jbonamassa.com.

This came in last week, but I was saving it up, collecting "Things" I longed to tell you ... It's always things, isn't it?

Well, Paul Westerberg has released a new song!!!

As expected, Westerberg's soulful voice, prolific lyrics and sentiments once again, cut through the glare in your life.

This one brings you back to the reality that just maybe you can do things on your own and still be happy.

I digress, to the top of the porch, to the top of the wall! Download this song, it's a gift from Paul!

THIS IS MY ROAD NOW

http://www.paulwesterberg.com/sounds/myroadnow.mp3

LANGHORNE SLIM with River City Extension

KICKED OFF HIS NORTH EAST TOUR AT

THE IRON HORSE MUSIC HALL!

Bluebirdreviews was proud to introduce him at the start of the show on September 27, 2012.

 

http://youtu.be/8aN_wN4iBhE 

LIVE SHOW REVIEWS FROM THIS WEEK ARE COMING UP!

(Click on the blue title links to read the reviews of these performances from this week).

So which is YOUR favorite version of this song?

Originally by George Harrison, "I Dig Love" just gets better with time.

Harrison has the echo voice the rocks!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHVX-DFksEE

WE DIG LOVE ... Can you dig it??

"I Dig Love" by the Black Crowes!

Bring on the blues!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ome0ky0KP6Q

The latest we've heard is by folk/rock/indie band DAWES with Ben Sollee. With the percussion played by Griffin Goldsmith on rubber trash cans at the Newport Folk Festival ...

Paste Magazine captured the groovy moment - Diggin it !

Click on the link below to see the great rendition of this classic soul catcher!

http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/av/2012/09/live-from-newport-folk-dawes-and-ben-sollee-1.html

Bluebirdreviews - We Dig Love!

 

 

 

 

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