The Sugar Shack
Song - Artist - Album
Singin' the Blues - Marty Robbins - 1956 #1
After Poor Mans Whiskey, I ventured over to the merch tent. It seems that many of the bands out west do an after show meet-and-greet kinda thing. Though I'm not good at talking with 'famous' people, this band blew me away so I wanted at least one of their records. The majority of the band was in the merch tent chatting with their fans. It was such a positive vibe going on, I had no problem chatting with them as well. I asked them which cd they would recommend to a new fan, to which they responded, "that's like asking a father which child they liked best." Either they've been asked this question before and this is a stock answer, or they are just the wittiest kinda folk around.
I hung out while the next band played, and yea, they were entertaining and fun ... they were a funk band ... just not my thing. Next up, was the band I came here to see: Jackie Greene. I'd now seen Jackie twice before: once as a duo, and once with Phil & Friends, but never with his band. I figured I was in for a treat.
So, this is what they played ...
And hopefully you can see the passion in how they they perform because a picture is worth a thousand words:
Although I took a ton of pictures, I 'forgot' to take them of the entire band. With the variety of the music that Jackie Greene turns out, it seems to me that his festival stuff is different from solo stuff, and that's ok with me! It was rock and roll Jackie Greene ... it was a great set, indeed. I can't wait to see Jackie next week as he makes an eastern-seaboard tour. Just as these photos show, this band is quite entertaining.
(Video courtesy of Stuart Levine)