Email This Post Email This Post
Home » John Paul Jones

Bowery Ballroom, NYC

13 August 2004 2,255 views No Comment

Reports:
This from Scott Applegate
A quick note about the MAS show Friday night 8/13/04 in NYC. Since we were drawn in by the sheer presence of JPJ, I can’t really tell you the set list, as much of this music was new to me, except for a few notables. But I can tell you the show was tremendous.

The band was just great. Part of it was the group Nickel Creek, which I did not really know, though it seems I should have since they won a Grammy last year. Fiddle player Sara Watkins sang some and really added to the sound of the group with her playing and musicianship. Guitarist Sean Watkins played on a wonderful instrumental version Going To California with JPJ on mandolin. Jonsey made a joke about he had to play mandolin at least once to tour with these guys. Mandolin Player Chris Thile was just incredible. I said during the show that he was like the Eddie Van Halen of mandolin (meant whole heartedly as a compliment to Mr. Thile). He is also a very energetic young man, jumping around like a lunatic!

Pete Thomas, from the Elvis Costello band, played the drums. He led them into a rocking version of the Beatles’ Taxman. Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket) handled much of the vocals, including a great version of Gallows Pole as one of the encores. It was the highlight of the night!

If you have a chance to go see this show, by all means, get out there and experience it. My friend and I saw Rush the next night with a group of friends, and we couldn’t stop talking about this show.

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Leave your response!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.