Richard Thompson as a solo artist puts on a great show!!
I've seen him tour as part of a quartet with Danny Thompson on bass and it was transportation...
The Night Hawks with Jimmy Thackery back in like 81'. They rocked back then.
Frank Marino 78'
AC/DC W/ Bonn Scott 78'ish Char Col. Woo Hoo
The Who with Kenny Jones in Greensboro 80'
Almond Bros. 80'
Jorma Acoustic Love Aud. at Duke 82'
The Band opening for The Dead New Years 83'
Frank Zappa at the Greek in Berk. 84' WOW!
Jorma and Rick Danko in NYC 85'
Roger Waters Radio City Mus. Hall 85' Pro and Cons
U2 Providence and Hampton Spring 85'
Doc Watson Great American Mus Hall Oct 85'
Arlo Guth Great American Mus Hall Oct 85' ^the nest night.
All Phish shows (16) 93' on
Sting w/ Vinnie Colaiuta on drums!
Oh BB King about 10 times!
Eric Clapton (3)
Gov't Mule Opened for Tull before Woody died. Few word sung. Jammed to the max. Awesome.
Bob Dylan (8)
Paul McCartney 94' ish in Charlotte at the then Blockbuster Pavilion.
Roger Waters Dark Side of the Moon Sept. 06' Nissan, DC one of the best shows.
I have seen hundreds of shows by other artists over the years. I tried to put here only the ones that really left a mark. I am sure there are probably 10 to 20 more but my mind is not giving them up. ;)
Tom Petty taping Soundstage for PBS
ABB @Tinley Park,IL in a thunderstorm
Paul Simon without Art (if you know what I mean)
Ben Harper with Jr. Gong in Chi-town last year
Los Lobos at Buddy Guy's Legends
Dylannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn again and again
I'll think of more later
One in 10,000 come for the show
No doubt that the best shows I saw were the Frank Zappa concerts I attended:
Cologne 1979, 1980 (together with Santana), 1982, 1988
Frankfurt 1992 (The Yellow Shark)
Besides some Dylan shows incl. his recent appearance in Düsseldorf. Tom Petty 1992 in Essen was pretty cool as well.
Heres a few that come to mind:
Phish opened for Santana in 92 in Tucson,AZ
Trey and Carlos playing together was a real treat!
1997 MMW at the High Sierra Music Festival
Santana in TJ Mexico in 92... in a bull fighting ring no less...
All ZERO shows in the bay area I attended!