Well Since Emily Could Not Make This Show, I will Try My Best At A Review....Ha Ha!
Del & The Boys Took The Mystic Stage A Little Late On Saturday Night. They came out a little before 9PM & Went right to work with "The Traveling Teardrop Blues". They played a good long set of Del classics including: I'll Dry My Tears, 1952 Vincent, Black Jack County Chains, Get Down On Your Knees And Pray.
After about a 90 minute set Del invited out the GUESTS. I was thinking great, we are going to get a little Grisman. But Then I Got The Surprise Of My LIFE!!!! Not only did David "Dawg" Grisman come out, But he was followed by Petaluma's own Ed Neff & The Legendary "Frank Wakefield". They then went into a set of bluegrass classics with at times had 3 Mandolins soloing into the instrument mic at once followed by twin fiddle solos. Frank Wakefield was his usual ANIMATED self. His Mandolin solos were fast & solid. His banter was typically hilarious with his phrases like "Don't you give him a Hand For That Solo" & "Don't You Come To The Freight & Salvage Next Week To See Me". Grisman then lead the group with one of his "Dawg Classic Instrumentals(Dawg's Bull I Think) & his son Sam Grisman came out & played bass very well. Del Incouraged Frank to lead the last two songs in which the first was the Bill Monroe classic "Roanoke" & last was another Monroe classic "Rawhide". The blazing solos were traded back & forth amongst the fiddlers & mando players.
They all came back out for an encore & afterword left me in comlete AWE!!!!!!!!! It was an EPIC night of Bluegrass at the Mystic!
Thanks for the review!
As predicted, I'm an idiot for missing this one but I just couldn't motivate myself into spending time driving.
Glad that you guys made it though! Sounds like a great night, the only thing I like better than 3 mandos is 2 fiddles Unless of course 3 fiddles is a choice!
thanks for the review.
Frank Wakefield showing up, good deal!
Wakefield & Gris playing alongside Ronnie...yea, baby! Glad you enjoyed the show, Dan.
Sounds like a wonderful show. If I didn't have family business on the east coast I would have been there.