• One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer...........

    2 Aug 2015, 15:42 by Bluesman24

    So., 26. Jul. – George Thorogood & The Destroyers

    .....I couldn´t drink that much, driving a Car for a Hour to see George Thorogood & the Destroyers live in Germany on their Badder than Ever Europe Tour and yes- I even met George backstage before the Show!
    George and his Band are on a Mission since Decades- Have a good Time and enjoy the Show- and yes, they are a damn good Liveband.

    The Opener that Night were some old Fellows, which i have seen earlier this Year in Switzerland- J J Grey & Mofro. They started 7.30 PM and played an Hour before at 9.00 PM George and his Band entered the Stage and played an energized Rock and Roll Set of about 90 Minutes.

    Here is the inofficial Setlist:

    Intro: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
    Rock Party
    Who Do You Love?
    (Bo Diddley cover)
    Help Me
    (Sonny Boy Williamson cover)
    Night Time
    (The Strangeloves cover)
    I Drink Alone
    One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
    (Amos Milburn cover)
    Cocaine Blues
    (Clarence Ashley cover)
    Get a Haircut
    Gear Jammer
    Move It On Over
    (Hank Williams cover)
    Tail Dragger
    (Howlin’ Wolf cover)
    Bad to the Bone
    Madison Blues
    (Elmore James cover)

    Cheers, my Friends!
  • Another Holmes Brother is gone- Bye, bye Wendell Holmes

    23 Jun 2015, 07:48 by Bluesman24

    I´m honoured that I have seen these Guys live in a small intimate Frame in November 2013 and had the Chance to talk to them as well.( You may have a look at my Blog back then).

    The Following is taken from Alligator Records:

    Alligator Records News, Blues & More
    WENDELL HOLMES, DECEMBER 19, 1943 - JUNE 19, 2015

    Wendell Holmes, vocalist, guitarist, pianist and songwriter of the critically acclaimed soul/blues band The Holmes Brothers, died on Friday, June 19 at his home in Rosedale, Maryland of complications due to pulmonary hypertension. Earlier this week, Wendell addressed his fans and friends in an open letter as he moved into hospice care. He was 71.

    Wendell retired from touring earlier this year when he was first diagnosed. Holmes Brothers drummer Willie "Popsy" Dixon died on January 9, 2015 of complications from cancer. Brother and bassist Sherman Holmes continues to carry on The Holmes Brothers legacy with The Sherman Holmes Project featuring Brooks Long and Eric Kennedy.

    Wendell, the man Entertainment Weekly has called "a timeless original," was born in Christchurch, Virginia on December 19, 1943. He and his older brother Sherman were raised by their schoolteacher parents, who nurtured the boys’ early interest in music. As youngsters they listened to traditional Baptist hymns, anthems and spirituals as well as blues music by Jimmy Reed, Junior Parker and B.B. King. According to Wendell, “It was a small town, and my brother and I were about the only ones who could play anything. So we played around in all the area churches on Sundays.” The night before, though, they would play blues, soul, country and rock at their cousin’s local club, Herman Wate’s Juke Joint. “When he couldn’t get any good groups to come from Norfolk or Richmond, he’d call us in,” Wendell recalls. “That’s how we honed our sound. We used to say we’d rock ‘em on Saturday and save ‘em on Sunday.”

    Once Wendell finished high school he joined Sherman, who had already begun playing professionally in New York. The two brothers played in a few bands before forming The Sevilles in 1963. The group lasted only three years, but they often backed up touring artists like The Impressions, John Lee Hooker and Jerry Butler, gaining a wealth of experience. Sherman and Wendell met drummer Popsy Dixon, a fellow Virginian, at a New York gig in 1967. Dixon sat in with the brothers and sang two songs. “After that second song,” recalls Wendell, “Popsy was a brother.” They continued to play in a variety of Top 40 bar bands until 1979, when the three officially joined forces and formed The Holmes Brothers band.

    The band toured the world, releasing 12 albums starting with 1990's In The Spirit on Rounder. Their most recent release is 2014's Brotherhood on Alligator. The New York Times calls The Holmes Brothers "deeply soulful, uplifting and timeless."

    In September 2014, The Holmes Brothers were honored with a National Endowment For The Arts National Heritage Fellowship, the highest honor the United States bestows upon its folk and traditional artists. They won two Blues Music Awards including Blues Band Of The Year in 2005. The Holmes Brothers are featured on the cover of the current issue of Living Blues magazine.

    Wendell is survived by his wife, Barbara, daughters Felicia and Mia, brothers Sherman and Milton, and three grandsons.

    Memorial service arrangements have not yet been announced.
  • Running on Empty

    8 Jun 2015, 11:44 by Bluesman24

    Sa., 6. Jun. – Jackson Browne

    What a Week! Monday Knopfler and last Saturday Jackson Browne. Row 3, about three, four Meters from Jackson Browne and his great Band, what a Difference an intimate Location makes!

    I listen to his Music since more than three Decades and o.k. some of his Recordings could have had more Uptempo for my Taste- he is definitely a Live Musician and a Storyteller.

    His Voice is the same than ever and he looked fit and youthful, too. And he has something to say and he takes a Stand- still.

    He came a long Way from Running on Empty 1977, which was my first LP from him and I guess, he has a Long Way to go, still- like Forest Gump, couldn't be a better Song for backgrounding the Run from Forrest troughout America.

    Cheers, Markus

    Here Comes the Setlist:

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  • An Evening with the Sultan of Swing

    2 Jun 2015, 07:46 by Bluesman24

    Mo., 1. Jun. – Mark Knopfler

    Yesterday he came to Town, one of the Best and probably most relaxed Guitar Player of our Time- Mark Knopfler. Sold out Venue about 9.500 People. Everything was prepared for a great Night out.

    Mark and his seven headed Band played themselves down through a great Setlist from Dire Straits to the new Tracker Songs. Sometimes four Guitars on Stage gave a full bodied Sound as well as the many celtic- sounding Instruments played by the Multi- Instrumentalists.

    I saw him a few Years ago together with Emmylou Harris, this Time for me he had much more Power.
    But the big Disadvantage this Evening was: Trough the whole Concert you heard an Echo/Feedback from the original Sound in the Venue, at least there were we have sat. That was frustrating for me.

    What a Setlist:

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    Cheers, Markus
  • Blues blog

    11 May 2015, 21:24 by jamesjoycesoles

    For anyone who's interested, my blues blog offers a variety of live and album reviews, plus a variety of other blues scribblings. Feel free to have a gander, and leave a comment if you like.
  • Swampy, Soulful and Funky!

    24 Mar 2015, 13:35 by Bluesman24

    Fr., 20. Mär. – Southern Rock & Bayou Soul
    I t was my First Night Out for a Concert in 2015 and I choose a Double Package with Marc Broussard and J J Grey & Mofro at the Kaufleuten Club in the Heart of Zürich, which was sold out. It was a real Double Concert, which each Band played the same Time.I didn't know Marc Broussard before:

    Marc Broussard is an American singer-songwriter. His style is best described as "Bayou Soul," a mix of funk, blues, R&B, rock, and pop, matched with distinct Southern roots. In his career, he has released five studio albums, one live album, three EPs, and has charted twice on Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks. ( from Wikipedia ).

    He played a little more than a Hour, backed by Mofro, great Voice and Songs like Gibby's Song, Weight of the World and Home.

    After that J J Grey & Mofro entered the Stage, great Performance, hot and sweaty, the Kaufleuten Audience get mad with Songs like:
    Every Minute,
    Everything Is A Song
    Brighter Days
    Country Ghetto
    Everything Good Is Bad
    Orange Blossoms and Encore together with Marc Broussard
    Ol' Glory

    J J Grey could play longer than 1.15 Hours and I missed his famous Harpblowing, but not bad at all:-)

    Cheers, Markus
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  • Merry Christmas to all of you!

    16 Dec 2014, 08:50 by Bluesman24

    I wish you a peaceful Christmas and a good Start into 2015.
    Here comes for you: The Funk Brothers ( sadly forgotten this Days) feat. Joan Osborne, I can recommend you the great Movie Standing in the Shadows of Mowtown.

    All the Best, see you and cheers, Markus
  • Joe Bonamassa live in Zürich

    2 Oct 2014, 07:34 by Bluesman24

    Mi., 1. Okt. – Bonamassa opens for Bonamassa

    Yes, yesterday he made it! Joe Bonamassa came to Zürich, the biggest Indoor Venue in Switzerland, 13.000 People Volume. Yesterday just 3500 got Entrance, I was one of them. Joe wanted a kind of a Club Feeling and he got it.

    I had a great Seat, Row six,middle, about five meters away,from the Stage direct in front of me Joe Bonamassa

    He played two Sets .One Acoustic, about 60 Minutes- wow, what a Sound and what Musicians, the One and Only Lenny Castro on Percussion, from the Dubliners Gerry O Connor on Banjo and Fiddle, Mats Wester on Nyckelharpa and Derek Sherinian on Piano. Personally, I like this unplugged Thing a lot- great, clear Sound, many different Instruments.

    Than 10 Minutes break and the Plugged in Gig started and now he rocked the Stage with Castro, Sherinian and new Carmine Rojas on Bass and Tal Bergman on Drums. Loud and Clear the Sound here, too. Playing Time: 1.40 Hours.

    Joe Bonamassa is for sure one of Best Guitar Players of this Time, that is no Secret and he is a sympathetic one too backed from really great Musicians- what a Night in Zürich! Hopefully he come back with Beth Hart!

    See this Clip from Yesterday:

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