Recently, a North Carolina friend of mine posted something about a Neil Young concert he had been lucky enough to see in May. That got me thinking about the concerts I have been lucky enough to see in South Florida over the last 2 years or so - no, I'm not rich, but lucky with radio station call in contests :) Can't remember all the dates - sorry. So, here's a list:
Bruce Springsteen - a friend of mine won tickets, but couldn't go - poor him...
Hall and Oates
Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx
Poison/Def Leopard/Cheap Trick
Maybe some more...I'll think...
Floridagull I sure feel that way!!!And my daughter of 7 yrs loved the concert!!Which tickled me.lol
Went to Farm Aid two years ago, I don't go to as many shows as I used to, but in the last month I saw Roger Daltry perform Tommy, and John Prine saturday night. I think the only other shows in the last two years were Niel Young, Crosby,Stills and Nash, String Cheese Incident, and Yonder Mountain String Band.
Saw Steve Earle and the Dukes & Dutchesses featuring Allison Moorer a short while back. What a great show they put on. They really, really respect their audience, which is not always the case with performers these days.
Doyle Dykes Taylor Guitar Clinic.
With a new little guy at home I don't get out to shows too often these days. The only one I've seen recently that jumps to mind was Bela Fleck and the Flecktones in Lowell, MA over this past summer. Awesome show! Original Flecktones w/ Howard Levy on Piano and Harp. He was incredible, as was everyone else. Vic's bass solo was just insane, that guy is an animal...
I wanted to check out the Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks Christmas Show in Exeter, NH a few weeks ago, but couldn;t find anybody to go with! Still upset that I messed it, he's out of this world...
New England born and bred Matthew, best place in the US as far as I'm concerned! I'm up in Newburyport, MA, where are you at?
I was lucky enough to see the Rolling Stones on their last 3 US tours - 2003, 2006, and 2008, I believe? I have also seen in the last few years:
Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Missed Leo Kottke playing in my area few months ago...His "Great Big Boy" never strays far from my CD player during commutes!
Last few years for me have in California have been: Bruce Cockburn, Martin Simpson, Andy Irvine, Pierre Bensusan, all with close friends in small venues. Great memories.
My wife and try to go to Hawaii when we can. If you like slack key guitar, it is amazing who you can see and talk with; Ledward Ka'apana, Keola Beamer, Jeff Peterson and a bunch of other people. I've got some nice lessons from Jeff simply by introducing myself after one of his shows and talking with him for a bit.
I won't list all little gigs in cafés and bars, but only the main concerts I've attended for the past 2 years. There are few, but were worth it for sure!