You know, you can really learn a lot about being a musician by going where the music is. I mean, I know this site champions acoustic guitar, but brothers and sisters if you don't enjoy seeing any musician work, well you are missing out. Case in point. I attended a freebie outdoor concert last night in Olathe, KS. The show opened with Kansas City's own queen of blues guitar, Samantha Fish. She's still on the rise, and she's getting so much good attention nationally. She sings and plays well beyond her years. It's going to be exiting to see her career rise.
The headliners were the Royal Southern Brotherhood, the latest torch carriers of the southern rock tradition. The band includes Cyril Neville, and Devon Allman. In Devon's case the bloodline is evident as he sings like his daddy Greg, and plays like uncle Duane - no leaning on his famous father - he's got real chops and talent. Cyril gives the band a voice that just punches out soul. Don't know what is in store for this group, but it should be good things.
After the show, I was talking to Devon about his guitar, a Les Paul that is signed by the man himself - Les Paul! I don't usually go in for having a guitar signed, but this is one exception I would allow. When I asked about that guitar, Devon just beamed and said, "Oh Yeah, man! That's my baby right there." It would be mine too.
Both of the bands had no acoustic guitar, but I was not disappointed in the least. I love all kinds of music, and you should not be limiting yourself in your musical experiences. Go where the music is!!!