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The Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA

14 November 2001 2,293 views No Comment

Setlist: Zooma, Thunderthief, Smile of Your Shadow. That’s the Way, Steel Away, When the Levee Breaks, Tidal, New Song, New Song , B Fingers. Encore: Black Dog.

John Paul Jones

JPJ hit the stage at 8:00pm sharp to a filled capacity Warfield Theater. The first song was a thundering rendition of ‘Zooma’. The sound mix was little off at the beginning (couldn’t hear Nick’s stick) but was corrected by the end of the song. ‘Thunderthief’ was next followed by one of my favorites ‘Smile of Your Shadow’. Next was ‘That’s the Way’ with Jonsey playing the mandolin and Beggs on acoustic guitar. Really enjoyed hearing Jonsey sing, he’s pretty good! Jonsey held on to the mandolin for the next song a bluesey number that I swear was ‘Tea for One’ although my friend thought it was more like ‘Since I’ve Been Loving You’. Regardless, it rocked! I have never seen anyone play a mandolin quite like that.

Next up was the crowd favorite ‘When the Levee Breaks’. The John Paul Jones Orchestra really did a superb job on this one! Hard to believe there were only three people on stage! ‘Tidal’ was next followed by another new song from Thunderthief with Jonsey playing some kind of electric ukulele. I’ve never seen or heard anything quite like it before. ‘B Fingers’ closed out the short set and ‘Black Dog’ was the lone encore with Jonsey playing the lead guitar and vocal sections on the lap steel guitar.
What an outstanding performance by a very talented musician. I can’t wait till he comes back and headlines a show that way we can see him play some keyboards again. If JPJ comes to your town don’t miss it! As far as King Crimson goes —— I left after the 5th song and I wasn’t the only one leaving! Michael Rodriguez

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