summer_sky and tim_knox,
Hey there, oh, I love going to shows or even just listening to music in general. Humble Pie was so great, it was my first concert! The whole, "That's Steve, that's the guy from the albums, that's the guy in 'Rolling Stone' and 'Cream'!"
summer_sky, do go and check out Van Halen, I've seen every incarnation except the last one, I hope to catch them this year, but it doesn't look like I may. I live in a tiny little town in the southern most part of NM. I have to road trip to bigger cities to see these people, but it's worth it. I hear Eddie's playing is really great and Wolfie has been jamming with them during the solo section of the show-oops shoud I have said that? I heard he was at the big final rehearsal...on tour? Hmm....
Tim, Pat Metheny is...<speechless> he's such a talent. Such a great guitarist/musician/composer/bandleader. He played in a city about an hour away <Las Cruces> not to long ago, and he was amazing. It all just flows out of him. His whole band is just great. His drummer had some cross over chops and speed in his hands.
He was playing with his trademark sound, and man, on the technical side, he is one of the best. I saw him on Leno, and he was talking about how he is on the road so much that he is registered as a 'permanent transit'!
So I'm very sure that he will be touring near you soon!
For a small area we do get alot of great shows: I forgot to mention Eliot Fisk, Benjamin Verdey <sp>. There is going to be a triple bill tonight, and I'm gonna jump off a cliff later because I can't go: Stanley Clark, Al DiMeola and Jun Luc Ponty in El Paso!
I'm actually going to do what's called 'field rep' work for Ani DiFranco the middle of next month for her shows in this area. I just received my packet: Posters, postcards, computer files and you plaster the city with her stuff. You document everything, where, where and where and you get a 'field rep' shirt and you get put on the guest list for yourself and someone else. How cool is that? More groups/artists should do that. They even sent me a cd from one of the artist on her label, the marker and tape to put her stuff up!
Thanks you guys, seeing shows is so much fun, reading everyone's posts, I'm struck with the old "Oh man, I'd love to see Crosby Stills and Nash!" or I'm sitting here thinking-"There are soooo many more groups I haven't seen yet!!!"
peace and light