Oakdale- Wallingford, CT 8/22/04
The show was Great! This is my favorite line-up so far for the band- but I always say that. Greg looked and sounded super- singing and playing. He is a classic blues rock musician. Butch, Jaimoe and Marc are the best! Rico sat in for Butch on one tune as well. Way to go Rico... Marc has settled in solid with the band. Tazzz... Oteil had some crazy sounds coming out after his scat solo. Love the thunder of the bass and drums! Derek looks relaxed when he plays with the ABB. Smiling and carrying on with Warren. Much different than when he is with DTB. Maybe the birth of his daughter has put the smile on his face! Congratulations! He fits the spirit of the band wonderfully. Warren is a master. Powerful and tight. He got us soaring several times through the evening. It always seems to end too quickly though. Maybe its my imagination. The tone of his guitar rattles and soothes my bones at the same time. I got the Instant Live recording but haven't listened yet. Got to hand it to these guys for keeping it going fresh for so long. Thanks Brothers!
Added: Monday, August 23, 2004
Reviewer: Marty B