Robben Ford and Renegade Creation at ST94

We saw Robben Ford and band last evening at the Sellersville Theatre in PA last evening. Several years ago we opened for RF on the island of Sardina (off the coast of Italy) in a very surreal concert setting. It was cool but he wasn’t the most out-going, friendly type. My best memory of that gig was meeting and talking with his bassist, Travis Carlton, the son of one of my guitar heroes, Larry Carlton. Back to last night’s show: it was very good but very LOUD! I like loud, just not THAT loud. I guess I’m getting old … I would have liked to hear more of the other guitarist, Michael Landau, who was amazing. I’ve known of him for many years but never saw him live before. Incredible player capable of really getting a lot out of a strat. Jimmy Haslip on bass was amazing and the the drummer, Gary Novak was great too. He and JH really kept things together. Robben was great as usual but just too loud for my taste. It actually gave me a headache and I think that’s the first time that ever happened to me. I’ve been accused of being too loud but I’m nowhere near that loud! Oh well … the playing and tightness of the band was excellent. Guess I’ve just been playing so much acoustic guitar lately that I didn’t realize how far away I’m getting from louder, electric music.

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