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  posted on 1/26/2016 at 06:37 PM
Don't need to view them , just hear them so I got the last row, aisle seat in the upper balcony.Seat 101. Say hi if you are in the area, would love to talk with some ABB folk!
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  posted on 1/26/2016 at 07:05 PM
Here now Derek's Dad selling t shirts posters &CDs pretty funny keeping it in the family.going to be a hell of a show.
 

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  posted on 1/27/2016 at 01:07 AM
Gorgeous show, Fun night, I wasn't sure of the format in which they'd do the song rotation, I almost expected the CD in track order and then some fav's for some reason?, but they injected the setlist sporadically. They mixed it in early and often, I just got the new disc today and heard a couple tunes on the short ride over the George. They had some highlights off the new disc including some sweet Gospel vocals and a Levon Helmish New Orleans Romp where Mike comes down for the vocals with a Susan blend-in, Nice chops on this tune, Doyle Bramhall II popped out enjoyably for a couple. Great night.

 

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  posted on 1/27/2016 at 07:30 AM
An excellent show and the most subdued of the three show I have seen them do the last three months. I saw them the first night of the Beacon run in September, at the Warren Christmas Jam ( which was the best I have ever seen them), and last night. This band might be the best live band out there now capable of blowing any other band out. Each performer is an amazing player or singer and you get blues, soul, and gospel combined with the lead signing of Susan. Absolutely sizzling. Going to be interesting to see Springsteen at MSG tonight after seeing them since the band composition is similar.
 

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  posted on 1/27/2016 at 08:19 AM
It was indeed a great show.
First time I have seen Derek use a pedal, although my view was better than this September's 2 Beacon shows so perhaps he started using it earlier on.
Bitches' brew and a partial Beatle's cover - WOW!
My favorite of the night was Susan's long guitar solo - what a woman!

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  posted on 1/27/2016 at 09:13 AM
Derek used a pedal?

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  posted on 1/27/2016 at 10:08 AM
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My favorite of the night was Susan's long guitar solo - what a woman!
She crushed that solo! Really fun show overall. That band is so tight!

 

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  posted on 1/27/2016 at 10:19 AM
I typically see TTB about 3 or 4 times a year and each show is special. Their momentum and material just keeps on growing each time. Last night's Apollo show was no different, even random Beatles covers fit right next to some Miles Davis funk or the band's own material. This new album might be my favorite so far, the songs have grabbed me much faster than a lot of material off of Revelator and Made Up Mind initially did, but that might be because I've already been hearing it on stage for months.

This is also the smallest venue I've seen them at, the Apollo is pretty intimate as NYC theatres go (it's almost half the size of the Beacon, for reference 2900:1500). The crowd skewed older, which I thought was interesting, very different from the free show in Central Park last summer or even a Beacon show. I suspect that's due to the availability of the tickets and this being an "album release" show, tickets probably got scooped up in the pre-sale. I thought the crowd felt a little too calm at first, but TTB can raise the dead in any room they play.

We got there at about 7:40 and I didn't know there was an opener, but it was just Doyle Bramhall, so didn't miss anything. Seriously, I don't get him, he puts me to sleep. I find him to be so generic and boring. It was a good time to hit the slow-moving drink line. TTB took the stage and really didn't take their foot off of the pedal the whole night. Between their horn section and their singers, they can really transform into a different band from song to song. Anyone who complains that there isn't enough of Derek's guitar in the TTB would have been knocked out last night - Derek was all over everything. As mentioned, Susan crushed a solo and everyone is really given a moment to shine. I love this band.

 

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  posted on 1/27/2016 at 10:34 AM
I loved Doyle's short opening set. I wish he would resurrect Arc Angels as that band had some excellent songs. Straight ahead Blues Rock without any theatrics.
TTB as usual was wonderful last night ! I didn't recognize the new tunes but you can tell the album is going to be a great listen. New songs were energetic , original and true to the bands sound. I ordered the vinyl earlier today. I was hoping I could have bought it last night but the release date is the 29th.
Derek clearly channels Duane's original vision . If Duane and Berry had survived the early years it is quite possible The Brothers might have taken a similar musical path as TTB is traveling thru at this point in their careers.
I can't get enough of this band .

 

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  posted on 1/27/2016 at 10:51 AM
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Anyone who complains that there isn't enough of Derek's guitar in the TTB would have been knocked out last night - Derek was all over everything.
This exact thought went though my mind several times last night. Tons of Derek's guitar. During one of the songs they played with DBII, Derek really sounded so much like BB King. The tone, the phrasing, just like him. Really great sound.

 

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  posted on 1/27/2016 at 12:08 PM
Show was really good (dinner at Red Rooster was even better.) I still' however' can't fully embrace TTB. Everything mentioned previously re: individual songs and solos is accurate. However I still find that the things I like about Derek and the things I like about Susan are usually on opposite sides of the spectrum. The band can play everything (Derek Eastern Mysticism; Susan straight blues; Joe Cocker "Mad Dogs" which they claimed inspired the band) but as good as each genre is I find somewhat of a defined focus. Still better than almost anything out there; the Apollo is an unreal venue - but I can be difficult - just ask my wife.
 

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  posted on 1/27/2016 at 12:26 PM
Well this is what makes life interesting.

My experience last night was quite the opposite. It's the first time I have ever walked out on any show with Derek. I have been to enough TTB shows to know what to expect, but to my ears they under-delivered and under-performed. I am not ragging on Susan, who to my ears had the best song of the night with That Did It. But even her solo was not as good as I have heard her play it before.

I do agree with prokchopbob on Doyle's set. I think Doyle is a MUCH better player than his set demonstrated.

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Well this is what makes life interesting.

My experience last night was quite the opposite. It's the first time I have ever walked out on any show with Derek. I have been to enough TTB shows to know what to expect, but to my ears they under-delivered and under-performed. I am not ragging on Susan, who to my ears had the best song of the night with That Did It. But even her solo was not as good as I have heard her play it before.

I do agree with prokchopbob on Doyle's set. I think Doyle is a MUCH better player than his set demonstrated.

Midnight in Harlem is best served at Amy Ruth's, where the fried chicken and waffles are the best.

Hey EMR... if you sit upstairs and are not up to climbing the stairway to heave, there IS an elevator.


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  posted on 1/27/2016 at 01:42 PM
Thank you for all the reviews, it sounded like an awesome show! Anybody write down the setlist?
 

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Well this is what makes life interesting.

My experience last night was quite the opposite. It's the first time I have ever walked out on any show with Derek. I have been to enough TTB shows to know what to expect, but to my ears they under-delivered and under-performed. I am not ragging on Susan, who to my ears had the best song of the night with That Did It. But even her solo was not as good as I have heard her play it before.

I do agree with prokchopbob on Doyle's set. I think Doyle is a MUCH better player than his set demonstrated.

Midnight in Harlem is best served at Amy Ruth's, where the fried chicken and waffles are the best.

Hey EMR... if you sit upstairs and are not up to climbing the stairway to heave, there IS an elevator.


I think I am being concrete; but missing the meaning


Now i see... I thought you found the venue challenging, not your wife finding you that way... it IS a cool place. Watch for next year's Jazz Society of American tribute to BB King at the Apollo... that's gonna be a monster show.

 

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Well this is what makes life interesting.

My experience last night was quite the opposite. It's the first time I have ever walked out on any show with Derek. I have been to enough TTB shows to know what to expect, but to my ears they under-delivered and under-performed. I am not ragging on Susan, who to my ears had the best song of the night with That Did It. But even her solo was not as good as I have heard her play it before.

I do agree with prokchopbob on Doyle's set. I think Doyle is a MUCH better player than his set demonstrated.

Midnight in Harlem is best served at Amy Ruth's, where the fried chicken and waffles are the best.

Hey EMR... if you sit upstairs and are not up to climbing the stairway to heave, there IS an elevator.


I think I am being concrete; but missing the meaning


Now i see... I thought you found the venue challenging, not your wife finding you that way... it IS a cool place. Watch for next year's Jazz Society of American tribute to BB King at the Apollo... that's gonna be a monster show.


Myfavorite Apollo experience was sitting first rom lower balcony for the Hubert Sumlin Tribute. A who's who list of guitarists. For the encore there are 12 amps lined up for everyone to play a few bars of "Smokestack Lightening." Everyone goofs off - except for Warren who is visibily watching Eric Clapton's fingers when he's playing. The man never stops working

 

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  posted on 1/27/2016 at 03:37 PM
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Thank you for all the reviews, it sounded like an awesome show! Anybody write down the setlist?


Don't Know What It Means
Keep On Growing
Midnight In Harlem
I Want More
Bird On A Wire
Right On Time
Sticks & Stones
Anyhow>Anyhow
Bound For Glory
Let Me Get By
That Did It
Bitches Brew>The Storm

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It Ain't Easy
Within You
Without You/Just As Strange
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  posted on 1/27/2016 at 03:47 PM
Surprised anyone would walk out. I thought it was a very good show, though not he best I've seen by them and the second half maybe petered out a bit... also had dinner Red Rooster... that was great.

 

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  posted on 1/27/2016 at 04:03 PM
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Surprised anyone would walk out. I thought it was a very good show, though not he best I've seen by them and the second half maybe petered out a bit... also had dinner Red Rooster... that was great.


I agree it wasn't the best TTB show I've seen (though I still thoroughly enjoyed it - I can't imagine walking out). However, I really thought they were a little slow out the gate and gained momentum as the show progressed (except maybe until the last song of the encore). To my ears, Derek seemed to kind of take over the show towards the end in a way he doesn't always do in a TTB show, really cut loose and blew the roof off of the place. He made Doyle look like a guitar stand at one point. I thought the crowd was a little low energy compared to other shows I've been to. Maybe everyone was pooped from shoveling and portaging sloppy street corners all weekend.

But there were 1500 different shows heard last night, sometimes the vibe surrounding you makes as much of a differences as the sound on the stage (or that vibe seeps onstage).

 

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Surprised anyone would walk out. I thought it was a very good show, though not he best I've seen by them and the second half maybe petered out a bit... also had dinner Red Rooster... that was great.


Believe me, I was very surprised to feel that way. I did not realize Derek had major back surgery, so that surely affected his performance.

 

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I did not realize Derek had major back surgery, so that surely affected his performance


The Apollo show was strong, as were the Albany and Christmas Jam shows I saw in the last couple of months. Derek's reported back issues didn't seem to play a role in any of the shows I've caught recently.

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Believe me, I was very surprised to feel that way. I did not realize Derek had major back surgery, so that surely affected his performance.


Derek was the MVP of the show I heard, especially the 2nd half. I was actually really surprised how much he dominated the show compared to other TTB shows I've been to. But like I said, there were 1500 different shows heard on Tuesday night and none of them are the same.

 

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  posted on 1/28/2016 at 09:36 AM
I was not lucky enough to go but I have seen the Midnight In Harlem YouTube. MIH was beautifully executed by Susan and the band but I don't think it was Derek's best - which isn't to say it was bad. Seems like he began his solo a beat or two late and, while soloing very nicely, still didn't seem to find "it" on this one. The solo section seemed shortover than usual so maybe that had something to do with it. I also think the self awareness of playing MIH in Harlem must have been a little daunting. Maybe they should do a stand at the Appolo so Derek can hit the zone he did on MIH at the Beacon last fall: quite, audience clapping along during the beginning of the solo, inspired melody, patience. The Zone.

Having said that, from one clip, it was a fine solo even if it wasn't "The Best Solo Ever" and absolutely nothing I would have walked out on or been disappointed with.

To each there own.

Hope they play ATL's chastaine park this year

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I was not lucky enough to go but I have seen the Midnight In Harlem YouTube. MIH was beautifully executed by Susan and the band but I don't think it was Derek's best - which isn't to say it was bad. Seems like he began his solo a beat or two late and, while soloing very nicely, still didn't seem to find "it" on this one. The solo section seemed shortover than usual so maybe that had something to do with it. I also think the self awareness of playing MIH in Harlem must have been a little daunting. Maybe they should do a stand at the Appolo so Derek can hit the zone he did on MIH at the Beacon last fall: quite, audience clapping along during the beginning of the solo, inspired melody, patience. The Zone.

Having said that, from one clip, it was a fine solo even if it wasn't "The Best Solo Ever" and absolutely nothing I would have walked out on or been disappointed with.

To each there own.

Hope they play ATL's chastaine park this year

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I saw one Youtube which did not include the intro to the song, and that part was superb.

 

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Surprised anyone would walk out. I thought it was a very good show, though not he best I've seen by them and the second half maybe petered out a bit... also had dinner Red Rooster... that was great.


Believe me, I was very surprised to feel that way. I did not realize Derek had major back surgery, so that surely affected his performance.


But like I said, there were 1500 different shows heard on Tuesday night and none of them are the same.


That's very true. The woman sitting next to me came, because she was a big fan of Susan's band (pre TTB) and loved her straight up blues. She did not care for the jams and more maintstream tunes of TTB, but loved "That Did It".

 

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