Friday, November 18, 2011

Robert Cray At The Coach House - 11/17/2011

Alright,  this blog thing is a lot more work than expected. I get all excited to sit down and write something about the event I've just attended and the next thing I know a few weeks have gone by and I got nothing. The last thing I posted was about the Buddy Guy show back in September. Since then .........

Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

The Zombies

Leon Russell

Drum Clinic With Ray Luzier of Korn


I could take another month or two and write about how fantastic each and every event was but as they say... a picture is worth a thousand words. Go out and check out the photos at the above links and see how busy and how much fun I've been having. If you have any questions or comments drop me an email. I promise to try for a prompt reply.

Now let's get caught up to last night. Robert Cray and Shawn Jones. First Shawn Jones. If you have not heard of him yet you need to. Shawn is a great guitar player / Singer / Song writer. He has opened for Leon Russell, Jimmy Vaughan and B.B. King to name a few. My first encounter with him was the Doheny Blues Fest a few years back. He opened Day 2 on the Main stage. To say the least I was totally blown away. I've seen Shawn several times since that day and have never been disappointed. Last night's 45 minute set was no exception. Shawn said that his new CD would be out sometime in January and hinted that there might be a CD release party at the Coach House to celebrate the event. Here's a link to the Shawn Jones web site.

Robert Cray didn't disappoint either. I'm not sure what's up with him though. When I saw him  at the Doheny Blues Festival after a song or two they sent people into the audience to stop the photographers (with professional gear) from shooting pictures. They also cut the video feed to the screen by the stage. Last night was almost the same. Some band say that you can only shot during the first 3 or 5 songs. This varies from band to band. Some bands could care and let you shoot the whole show. Last night I only got to shoot during the first song. I think he did this so that I could focus my attention on enjoying the show. I can say that I think I got my first songs worth of images. The show was fantastic. The band was extremely tight as they ran though his catalog of songs, opening with Phone Booth and ending up with Smoking gun. They came back with 2 more songs for the encore. I think the show clocked in around an hour and fifty minutes. You can get a look at the images from the show at this link.

To finish out the year looks like I'll be seeing  the following shows at The Coach House.

The Tubes - November 25

Gary Hoey - December 16

The Motels - December 23

Dick Dale - December 30

Come on down and have some fun. If you see me be sure to say hello!


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