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    Default Saw Buddy Guy in concert last night

    Fabulous show. At 76 years old, Buddy still kills it.

    First off, his opening act was a 14 year old kid who was amazing. Search "Quinn Sullivan" on youtube and check out some of the video of this kid. Buddy discovered him when he was 9 and has had him under his wing ever since. Buddy brought the kid onstage late in the show and they played together. Just amazing.

    Highlight of the show was definitely when Buddy walked down the stairs from the stage and down into the crowd. At one point, he's standing in an aisle, starts a sizzling solo with the band still playing on stage. He then walks out of the theater and into the foyer, still playing the solo, and then walks around to the other entrance and down the other aisle.

    Just an awesome set. Not many old-time blues guys still around, so I highly advise checking Buddy out if you get a chance, no telling how much longer he keeps doing his thing.
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    He is such a great entertainer, the 3 times I have seen him he has come off the stage.
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    I've seen performers come off the stage before. But I've never seen anyone leave the theater, still playing a guitar solo! It was amazing.
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    I first saw Buddy Guy at the blues fest with BB King, Alabama Allstar Alligators, Koko Taylor (RIP), and Eric Johnson (that was an odd pairing).

    I have seen him too many times to count and he always walks the crowd. I think they'll let him roll in a wheel chair if it came to it. He can still smoke on the guitar.
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    I'm jealous. I've wanted to see him for a long time now, can't believe I've waited so long to see him.
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    He is playing in Toronto Saturday night, think I'm going to have to check him out after reading this. Wasn't sure if he was slowing down yet, apparently not!

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    Oh, you absolutely should go. Make sure you check out the kid who opens for him, be prepared to have your mind blown.
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    Any long talks during the show?

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    Saw him in Green Bay a couple years ago with that young kid, who is amazing. I think I first saw him at his blues club in Chicago in the late 70's maybe. A bunch of times since. Always a great show. The Rolling Stones love him. He opened for the Stones several different times I saw them, and IIRC played with them on a song or two during their set.

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    It's always a goodie when then the Stones hook up with the old time blues guys. I saw John Lee Hooker play with the Stones about 25 years ago, it was amazing. And if you don't have it, the album the Stones did with Muddy Waters is fantastic.
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    I agree. Buddy Guy is amazing! Unfortunately, I have not had a chance to see him play a whole complete solo show, but I did see him as part of the 2008 Experience Hendrix Tour. That was a tour that put together a group of legendary guitarists - Buddy Guy, Brad Whitford, Cesar Rojas, Eric Johnson, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang, etc - as an homage to Hendrix and his music. Each guitarist played a few Hendrix songs with the original Experience rhythm section of Billy Cox & Mitch Mitchell (although Mitch Mitchell was pretty infirm at the time, being not long before he passed, so he mostly would play a few fills alongside Chris Layton, the ex-drummer for Stevie Ray Vaughn/Double Trouble, who really did the major work on the drums at the show). I remember Buddy Guy's set being one of the highlights of the show, along with Kenny Wayne Shepherd's version of Voodoo Chile which was unbelievable!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pglbook View Post
    the original Experience rhythm section of Billy Cox & Mitch Mitchell!
    I have to disagree - Noel Redding was Jimi's original bass player: Are You Experienced; Axis: Bold as Love; Electric Ladyland. I know Hendrix did some quality work after his first three albums, but those represent his consistently best songwriting and arranging IMHO.

    Mitchell and Redding are one of my favorite rhythm sections of all time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drumminman View Post
    I have to disagree - Noel Redding was Jimi's original bass player: Are You Experienced; Axis: Bold as Love; Electric Ladyland. I know Hendrix did some quality work after his first three albums, but those represent his consistently best songwriting and arranging IMHO.

    Mitchell and Redding are one of my favorite rhythm sections of all time.
    Correct. Hendrix, Mitchell, and Redding must be jamming in the afterlife....
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    No question Mitch Mitchell was one of the best drummers of all time. Even on the slow songs, he's amazing. Speaking of slow songs, Hendrix ruled in that category as well. The Wind Cries Mary still more than holds its own after about 45 years. Same with slow songs on Axis and Electric Ladyland. Amazing.

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    Thanks for the correction, drumminman. Of course, Noel Redding was Hendrix' original bass player. That was an amazing trio.

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    Saw him 4 years ago. He was pretty spectacular. Some people were bitching about him doing a short set (*only* 1 hour 45 minutes). When I pointed out that the dude was north of 70 years of age they shut up.
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