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#21 Chef Jim

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 01:34 PM

 

I wouldn't call John Mayer a god, but he is an excellent guitarist. His own music is a bit too "pop" for me, but I was really impressed with him when I saw D&C. He and Oteil were playing off of each other all through the show. Their chemistry with the rest of the band was great. And he's not playing Jerry's riffs - Bob Weir specifically said that they didn't want an imitator; they wanted someone who knew how to jam. That's why they picked Trey Anastasio for Fare Thee Well, and why they went with Mayer for D&C.

 

Jerry had the most unique sound of any guitarist.  Mayer may not be playing Jerry's "riffs" per se but he sure is copying his sound. 



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Posted 22 May 2017 - 08:39 PM

 
Someone posted on FB that John Mayer was God with regard to his work with D&C.  My reply was if he was really a God re his musical ability wouldn't he be raking in the dough playing his own music vs playing Jerry's riffs? 

 
Better lineup.  Favorite is Gov't Mule with Galactic.  


JM is doing an arena tour for his new album with a set solo, with his trio, and full band. Sooooo... he is raking in dough playing his own id say

#23 ricojes

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 10:12 AM

Seneca Niagara Casino Outdoor Concert

Saturday, August 19th

KISS

 

 

http://senecaniagara...om/events/kiss/


Edited by ricojes, 26 May 2017 - 12:09 PM.


#24 frostbitmic

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 09:15 PM

I'd go see DSO again over any of the other bands going to Buffalo....

 

No, they aren't the Dead... no, Jerry isn't playing guitar from the great beyond, but they do put on a damn fine show.

 

I feel 30 years younger when I see them perform and I hope they play Frontier field in Rochester again this summer.



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Posted 27 May 2017 - 12:17 PM

Summer Camp this weekend in Chillicothe IL. Great lineup. Just listened to Umphrey's McGee's set from last night. Top notch.

http://summercampfestival.com/lineup/

#26 DriveFor1Outta5

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 03:34 PM

 
Someone posted on FB that John Mayer was God with regard to his work with D&C.  My reply was if he was really a God re his musical ability wouldn't he be raking in the dough playing his own music vs playing Jerry's riffs? 

 
Better lineup.  Favorite is Gov't Mule with Galactic.  

John Mayer seems typical of many artists in his generation. He is a very talented guy who's not capable of creating original material that showcases his talent. There are so many talented musicians out there right now. Take a look at all of them on YouTube. Incredible instrumentalists are everywhere you look. The problem is that they aren't capable of creating their own style. Too many people are capable of emulating the guitar gods note for note, but they can't write material that comes anywhere close to those guys stuff.

Art Park Schedule (more to be announced)
 
Jun 6 - ZZ Top ($17 advance, $22 Day of Show)
jun 14 - Tears for Fears ($17, $22)
jun 20 - Canadian hall of fame: randy bachman and 5440 ($12,$17)
jun 27 - Brian Setzer's rockabilly riot! with special guest Big Bad Voodoo Daddy ($12,$17)
jul 11 - Canadian hall of fame: Loverboy and Kim Mitchell ($12,$17)
Jul 18 - Brit Floyd ($12,$17)
Jul 25 - Blondie & Garbage: The Rage and Rapture Tour - ($12,$17)
aug 1 - George Thorogood & the Destroyers and 38 Special - ($12,$17)
aug 8 - Gov't Mule with special guest Galactic - ($12,$17)
aug 15 - Lynyrd Skynyrd - ($17, $22)
Aug 22 - Jethro Tull By Ian Anderson - ($12,$17)

http://buffalonews.c...s-free-no-more/

Thanks for posting those dates. I hope to catch a coupe of those shows. ZZ Top is one of my favorites on that list. Too bad I couldn't catch them in their prime before they started lip syncing. I understand some bands use backing tracks but ZZ Top in 2017 lip syncs as blatantly as Milli Vanilli.

Edited by DriveFor1Outta5, 27 May 2017 - 03:29 PM.