Tremendous night of blues legends. Mark Karan and Puddleduck opened the evening with a fine set that included Death Don't Have No Mercy & Easy Wind.
The core blues band was ‘Rollin’ Bob Margolin (guitar), Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith (drums) – both who played with Muddy Waters – and Bob Strogen (bass). They were joined by Elvin Bishop, then Tim Reynolds and Mark joined them to ‘Wang Dang Doodle’. All fine players and I continue to be blown away by Elvin's playing and showmanship.
But the absolute highlight was when Hubert Sumlin and Pinetop Perkins (96 years old) took the stage. Both guys are getting a bit frail, but rocked the house when they sat down and played. Supposedly a DVD was filmed and I’ll be looking for that if it hits the market.
Cool!! I've managed to catch all those guys through the years on a number of occasions. That is, except for (sadly) Bishop and Sumlin.
elvin had had an odd carrer hasn't he, almost a star with butterfield , then that lousy solo period, now considered one of the great living blues guys around
remember the live adventures of kooper/bloomfield?
we're gonna call some friends up, don't know if there's time,wanna call elvin bishop up, he proceeds to rip thur
no more lonely nights