After an extremely slow 2009, it seems that the new year is off and running at about the same crawling pace……..For me, January was a bunch more corporate stuff (that I hate) and the following:
January 15 – 17
Spent three night doing Monitors for Frankie Avalon at the Orleans Showroom……….and yes his hair was perfect…….Below is a video clip from the show someone put on Youtube.com…..in this clip, Frankie and Edan Everly on Guitar and Vocals (Don Everly’s son) does the Everly Brother’s classic “Wake up Little Suzie”…
January 22 – 24
Three more nights of Motown madness with The Temptations at The Orleans Showroom…..
Then of course the first half of February was just more of the same Corporate Yuck, so just to get my mind right, I had to run up to The Cannery in Las Vegas (my old house gig) and see Tower Of Power on the night of February 12th…….No one gets you heart beating like these guys….still and always the best soul band on the planet….No pictures or video of this show…..but the video clip below will give you the same groove,,,,,
February 13 – 14
Back at The Orleans Showroom on the Monitor Desk for Richard Marx for two nights……….A really good show actually……Richard still has his voice and is a great songwriter….Just ask N-Sync….PLUS there was this classic adlib moment from the saturday nights show in this phone video clip from someone in the audience below when he completely trashes John Mayer….
February 20 – 21
The following weekend….once again I was back at The Orleans Showroom for two nights doing monitors for Comedy and Movie legend Don Rickles and his Orchestra…..If you ever go see Don Rickles live, make sure you do NOT sit in the first 7 rows, because if you do, it makes you nothing more than fair game for anything…..
February 26 – 27
Finishing out the Month of February, I was also on the Monitor Desk at The Orleans for two nights with the Kenny Wayne Shephard Band………These guys are Great and Easy to work with and just plain know the “less is more rule” to Rock and Roll and Blues……..Kenny is great to work with and Noah, the lead singer, is a whole lot of fun to hang out with as well as work with………..we all had flawless shows on both nights……PLUS, Chris Layton was playing Drums and I have Known Chris since my days back in Texas when I was at Rockefeller’s in Houston and around Austin with The Ian Moore Band……..Back then Chris of course was the drummer for “Double Trouble” (Stevie Ray Vaughn’s band) and then later the drummer for “The Arc Angels”, with Charlie Sexton……..It was Great to seem him after many years and catch up a bit…..Anyway, we all rocked the Showroom for two nights……plus it was NASCAR weekend here in Vegas, so the crowds were large……Another Rockin good time by all……..Kenny Wayne Shepherd Live video below (from some other show)…….
So this is pretty much what I have been up too thus far for 2010……..Things hopefully will pick up here in Vegas as it gets warmer……