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railroad earth

Saw Railroad Earth last September when i barely knew any of their stuff. One of the best shows ive been to. Probably my favorite show actually. The good vibes and mandolin and fiddle solos kept everyone, even my metalhead friends, dancing for a solid three hours.

Wooten

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oh, that must have been great!

I really like those two!

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Now that was sweet....

I just came in from the Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeski concert at Longwood Gardens in Kennit Square Pa.....what a awesome venue and we were in the 1st row!!!!!!!! Now that is something special to see a husband and wife jamming side by side.....Susan's voice was so sweet, that girl can rock!

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Great Shows

I saw Johnny Winter back in 84 in a small bar venue ( 1,000 or so ) he rocked the roof off the house. He is still touring but he sits as he plays and is some what slow to move as he walks. Get out and see him people cause all our great musicans are fadeing away - Long Live Jerry. How about these shows anyone seen them?

John Mayall
Canned Heat
Buddy Guy
Ten Years After
Roger Waters 2006 Tour
Dickie Betts
Country Joe Mcdonald
The Who

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Plant/Krauss

I left them off my ROO '08 list because I didn't see much of their set unfortunately (I saw Phil's acoustic set then HAD to take a "break" which can be involved and time consuming at Bonnaroo) but what I did catch was very good. I like Krauss with Union Station too.

"You know what the trouble about real life is? There's no danger music."

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yeah...

Alison Krauss and Robert Plant doing an Everlys tune. Whoda thunk it!

Their whole band is really good too.

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Alison Krauss and Robert Plant.....

I love these two together!!
Hope they come to a town near me :)

Some sunny day-hay baby
When everything seems okay, baby
Youll wake up and find out youre alone
Cause Ill be gone
Gone, gone, gone really gone
Gone, ga-gone, cause you done me wrong

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This album is very good

This album is very good Mary. Probably couldn't be a more unlikely yet perfect match. Both are in their element and you can feel that they are in bliss finding that out. T-bone is...what can I say...Bring's out the magic in them. Glad you could enjoy them! pk

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Alison Krauss/Robert Plant/T Bone Burnett

I'll be the first to admit that this is an unlikely grouping, but let me just say, if this tour is coming through your town, do not miss it.

I was never that much of a Led Zep fan, and while Plant probably has the best power pipes since Freddie Mercury passed on, I always sort of had him in the bombastic self-parody category, sort of like David Lee Roth with a good voice. But somewhat to my surprise, he and Alison Krauss have very good chemistry and their harmonies are to die for. They were really lovely, all the more so because the poor girl was freezing at the Greek ("I thought when we booked this tour it was going to be SUMMER..." she said plaintively as the fog swirled around the pit). And as for T Bone, he's a musical god in my world anyway, and in a frock coat yet. Swoon.

So, check it out. I'm off to buy the album! And apparently they're happy enough with how things are going that they're going to make another one.

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Bonnaroo 2008

The GR(OO)TUD Golden Performance award for 2008 goes to (drum roll, please)... Dark Star Orchestra's Thursday night's festival opening show. INCREDIBLE show that included the best version of "Alligator" I've ever heard.

The "Bone Bruising" performance award went to My Morning Jacket for their 4 + hour set that included a collaboration with Metallica's Kirk Hammett and a show long rain that varied between downpour and lite drizzle.

The "Heart of Gold, Super Hero" award went to Robert Randolph for, not only a great Sunday (early afternoon) show, complete with a collaboration from T-Bone Burnett, but also his very special critique of Kayne West's "situation" and subsequent "Glow in the Dark" show, which yanked the plug on Phil's late night show that was shaping up to be an epic performance, under near perfect weather conditions, at a mere 3 am. Oh well, I was in Heaven up to that point.

Pearle Jam was awesome as well Metallica, Chris Rock, The Raconteurs, B.B. King, Jack Johnson. And Widespread Panic's closing performance was the best since The Dead closed in 2003 and included Robert Randolph for two songs, in the second set (Soul Machine was off the hook) that were incredible.

Wow, it was an awesome festival and I'm home now dealing with the "back to reality" blues but thought I'd stop in with a quick report. Thanks to the grate company I had all weekend, including my son, Evan. Take care everyone!

"You know what the trouble about real life is? There's no danger music."

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