well, no, actually it's jackie greene. :)
so last nite, "r" and i went out and saw this artist jackie greene. it was kinda cool because we had no idea what to expect as we didn't know any of his stuff.
some background story. house of blues runs the occasional sale that they call 2 4 1 tuesdays. which is buy one ticket and get one free. i think it's a great idea. if a show isn't selling that well, why not try and get more people out so that you don't have to cancel? and it's good for me because a lot of times i have trouble finding someone who wants to come out and play with me. it's so much easier when they can save some $$$. i've seen a few shows that way. dragged a friend to see paul westerberg, did a dance with another when the new york dolls went 2 4 1. and was a "date" with another friend for hawksley workman. just to name a few.
anyways, a few weeks ago, one of the shows listed was jackie greene. i'd never heard of him but i always check out all the listings anyways so i google him and listen to a few snippets of his music. it kinda reminded me of van morrison in a way. it sounded ok. but then i saw that the tix were only 12 bucks before the discount. plus it was at richards on richards and i love seeing bands there. they are going to tear it down sometime soon to make room for condos so i want to get in as much time there as possible. so, "r" and i figure, let's go for it.
so, we walk into dicks on dicks (aka richards on richards.. a not so nice nickname going back to the days when bruce allen used to own the club) not having any clue what to expect. i meant to go back and listen to some more of his stuff but i hadn't had a chance. the crowd was older, semi-middle aged males with a few gals thrown in. no chicklets. i haven't been in a crowd like that in ages. there wasn't a ton of people out but luckily it's not a very big club and they shut down the top level, so it didn't feel totally empty. and the people who were there loved him.
musically, for me, it was all right. turned out to be more stevie ray vaughn than van morrison and i am so not a fan of the white boy blues in general. he did do two songs i liked but unfortunately i do not know what they were called. one was a country/folk sounding number (which i really really liked) and the other must have been one of the snippets i heard online because it reminded me of a van morrison number. but eventually he played one too many stevie numbers and we had to leave. overall, i enjoyed it but i am not looking to rush out and buy a cd. but i would like to track down that countryish number. and i am glad we gambled and went.
i would post a picture here but an extremely nice soundman said pictures were ok but no flash. unfortunately i do not know how to override my flash on my digital camera. and since he was so pleasant when he told me, i did not take any pictures, even when he was not around. and even if everyone else in the placed seemed to be. i did however, take a picture of gumby on the amp, before i talked to him. i offer than instead.
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