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  posted on 3/15/2014 at 07:13 AM
Got shut out of tickets. Very curious to hear how the show was.
 
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  posted on 3/15/2014 at 09:34 AM
u didnt miss much

just an either very over-tired or a lil too much imbibing Butch which was entertaining enough for me to make the trip in from NJ just for this.

He attempted to promote the Roots Rock Fest but couldnt remember the dates
He told a story about how he was "too f'd up" and Marc wanted to fight him on stage
He said that after he had the gig all set for BB Kings, Luther & Cody Dickson told him they weren't coming so he had find some friends fill in
He had no clue who the guitarist was hahaha and had to ask Oteil to announce him
(that guitarist by the way, whoever he was, could totally shred and although he did not have any "rockstar" or "jamband" looks about him, totally made the show... i say this cause he really just looked like a regular ole guy they grabbed from the bar haha)

The band consisted of Lamar Williams Jr on vocals, Marc and Butch on percussion, Otiel on bass, i believe the guitarist name was Tom Warner and a keyboardist, who i want to say had the last name Keel and will be playing with Butch at the upcoming Roots Rock fest

They opened with Dreams, and played a number or two then Butch got up and said he was "tired and going to lay down" and brought out Duane Trucks, Butch stood on the side of the stage grinning and would return later on to play on one more song.

The band was pretty tight and seemed like they were all enjoying themselves, in my opinion Lamar would have been better as guest on one or two songs, as he seemed a lil too reserved or maybe it was nerves, the guy has a great voice but it just didn't gel or feel like it was needed the whole night.

They covered The Weight, Little Wing, Midnight Rider and a few more brothers tunes then Butch said "We uhhh played one long set and im tired as **** and going home, i hope you had fun and i was told to ask you to come back tomorrow for some more."

They went on close to 1am and played til 2am.

If this show had been Free Admission with tickets from a Beacon show or like $18 it woulda been "worth it" but $35 or $50 (what scalpers were charging) just made it see a bit too pricey for a jam session.

Drinks were $13 for whiskey and $9 for a beer but hey that's Times Square...

They place started out packed with enthusiasm and then kinda just ended up people wanting to take pics with Otiel and Marc

anyways....



[Edited on 3/15/2014 by BigMagnolia]

 

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  posted on 3/15/2014 at 09:57 AM
Thanks for your review BigMagnolia, really appreciate it!
I have tix for today's Hittin' the Note gig 2-6 p.m. where Junior Mack is supposed to play w/ Butch and Oteil. If you or anyone else gets the name of the guitarist from last night I would love to get it.I live in NYC and I am always on the look out for guitarists new to me. The more unknown the better in my book because then I can enjoy them in less crowded venues.
I am on the fence about attending this afternoon's show as I am going to the Beacon tonight and then MUST catch Bobby Lee Rodgers as he is so GOOD!!

 

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  posted on 3/15/2014 at 11:25 AM
From this post on Bill Evan's website you will be missing him if you skip the BB King show; he probably will guest tonight too

March is shaping up to be a busy month. It started on the 1st with the last night of my Blute Note NYC Residency (photo gallery) and will end with… who knows!

One of the gigs I’m most looking forward to is the Hittin’ The Note party at B.B. King Blues Club (NYC) on March 15th. In addition to playing with Butch Trucks and Oteil Burbridge of The Allman Brothers (and a couple of “special guest guitarists”) – Duane Allman’s daughter Galadrielle Allman will be reading and signing copies of her new book about her father titled “Please Be With Me”.

 

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  posted on 3/15/2014 at 12:06 PM
I was there and the show pretty much sucked. Butch was a real dick. Said he was there "to promote" whatever he calls his b.s. camp b.s. he called the Dickinsons "motherfuckers", whined about being tired and played about half the short show.

Anyone ever heard Warren "too tired"? I was tired when I worked my balls off to pay for this "promotion"

sorry....but,.thats how it is....


 

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  posted on 3/19/2014 at 12:42 AM
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Butch was a real dick.


Interesting. After the" All My Friends" celebration for Gregg at the Fox, I walked past the stage door on the way back to my hotel and there was a real cool scene going on. As the artists would come out, they would stop for a few, hang out, talk to fans, sign some posters, etc. Don Was, Vince Gill and Warren were such gentlemen and so gracious. Derek and Susan headed straight to their van but smiled, shook some hands and hugged a few fans. Oteil took pictures with a few folks and was super friendly. Only two people acted like they wouldn't piss on the fans if they were on fire, Jackson Browne and Butch. I wasnt surprised by Jackson Browne's behavior, given that he beat the **** out of Daryl Hannah when she was with him. But I was definitely surprised that Butch wouldn't give anyone the time of day. As he walked past me I said, "Great show tonight, Butch. Thanks so much". He stuck his chin in the air and didn't break stride. A few other people had nice things to say and be wouldn't even look at them. A woman standing near me said that he has a reputation for being a grumpy curmudgeon. I had never heard anything negative about him before then. I get that he might have been tired, in a rush or just not in the mood, but even Jaimoe and Dr John, who are on the older side and had to be helped to their vehicles, acknowledged people who spoke to them, smiled or nodded and made it obvious that they appreciate the fans. Did Butch really call Luther and Cody "motherfuckers"? I've heard nothing but great things about those dudes being super cool and down to earth. Maybe it's time for Butch to retire to his villa in France and not be bothered by the great unwashed who come to his shows.

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  posted on 3/19/2014 at 04:56 AM
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A few other people had nice things to say and he wouldn't even look at them.


They should have called out, "Claude!" - that would have got his attention.







 

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  posted on 3/19/2014 at 06:24 AM
This doesn't surprise me. I'm guessing there is a reasons that you rarely see Butch get asked to do things outside of the ABB. I don't know the guy, but every time I read a comment from him he comes across as full of himself.

He's a talented guy, but I'm guessing there is a reason he doesn't really have a side band and he doesn't play with others very often. Either he doesn't have the joy in playing that much anymore or people just don't ask.

People paid money to see him last night and his name was on the top of the bill for that show.

 

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  posted on 3/19/2014 at 06:53 AM
I cant speak for the Friday night big but I thoroughly enjoyed the Saturday gig. I found Butch engaging, and while he makes some snarky remarks he does so with a big smile on his face. He was totally respectful of the crowd and especially Galadrielle. He sat on stage and exchanged heart felt stories with her about the early days, far from abrupt she actually had to cut him off, all this less than three hours before showtime at the Beacon.

Butch opened with a speech which I mostly missed while waiting on line (separate story, real debacle, doors didn't open until 2pm which was advertised time, long cold wait outside, BBK cost themselves a LOT of money). The five song set included The Weight, Turn on your Love Light, Little Wing, Dreams and a smoking Liz Reed. Junior Mack was late (stuck in traffic) and joined the set for Little Wing. Duane Trucks sat in for Butch on Love Light. Interesting to watch Oteil and Butch jam without a guitar on the first two songs. Bill Evans didn't show, unfortunately, Butch said things got "squirrely" last night.

After the set GA did a reading and then a story telling with Butch, quite entertaining.

She retired to stage left for her signing, while Junior Mack took the stage for an excellent acoustic blues set, accompanied on the last two songs by a youngster named Brandon, who smoked some leads. He couldn't have been more than ten years old. Reminded me of the early Derek clips.

IF they do something like this again HTN needs to work with BBK to get the doors opened earlier, my long criticism. My group spent $120 on food and drink in Applebees across the street rather than stand in line freezing our arses off, would have preferred to enjoy Lucille's ribs.

 

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  posted on 3/19/2014 at 10:07 AM
as far as BBK it really is a crappy venue .The sound stinks ,the service terrible and the food is terrible (half the price and better at Applebees ).. But the location and the name trumps the rest Im syre BB has no clue how bad its managed .They do have some good shows . Seen edgar and Jonnny Winter there ,and Jack Bruce a few years back ,which was billed to have Vernon Reid on guitar but instead Petes brother Simon Townsend played. Butch to me over the last years has become the brothers shill ,He seems like hes trying to get every last dollar, Seen greg solo twice in the last 2 years both times Mark was with him (a lot better drummer than butch. ) Have never heard a great revue for these partys Butch puts on ,they obviously are not a cool thing they do for the fans ,there just a money making thing IMO .That's why the special friends crap is always ,people who most don't know and will never see again..
 

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  posted on 3/19/2014 at 11:38 PM
The shows on the 21st (Devon Allman, Mike Zito, Cyril Neville, Yonrico Scott and Charlie Wooton) and the 29th (Col Bruce) are going to be the nuts. Can hardly wait. I suspect that Oteil will show up on the 22nd to jam with Roosevelt Collier and Kofi. All first rate musicians who still love to play. I'm done with Butch's angry ass.
 
 


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