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Tony Joe White

Postby hashtaff » Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:26 pm

I went to see Tony Joe White last night in Hobart. It was a
small(ish) theatre setting.
He as usual played only with his long-standing drummer and entertained the crowd of mainly ardent fans for a good two hours.
His voice was as strong as ever and his guitar and harp playing good, minimal efects (distortion pedal and wah wah) used sparingly. A fender strat played through an old medium-sized (presumeably tubed) amp and miced.
Altogether a class act and great value for money. I'm glad I took the opportunity to go and see him.
A question though.... He gets that swamp beat thang going with boogie shuffles on the low strings- anyone have any idea how to get that groove going in open tuning ???

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RE: Tony Joe White

Postby panhead74 » Thu Dec 01, 2005 11:58 pm

Tony Joe White played the first concert I ever went to when I was thirteen.
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RE: Tony Joe White

Postby boogiechillun85 » Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:33 am

Wait, just him and a drummer? No bassist or horn section or three girls in the back going 'shoop shoop'? Cool! Maybe I should check him out next time he comes through my area..
As your question, I dunno.. lol..
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RE: Tony Joe White

Postby dcblues » Fri Dec 02, 2005 4:08 am

I saw him about a year ago. I took my brother sister in law to see him for my brother's birthday. Great show. I thnk he gets that full sound from his whomper stomper.
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RE: Tony Joe White

Postby chick french » Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:28 pm

I've seen Tony twice. The first time was at the Bluebird in Nashville back in 1983. He had a 5-piece- drums, bass, B-3/Piano, Sax. Without a doubt, one of the best shows I've seen. They did some really great material and had a great tone at a volumn where you could talk without screaming.

Second time was in Oxford, Ms at Proud Larry's. We were playing there and also The North Mississippi AllStars with dad Jim Dickinson, The Kudzu Kings, Taylor Grocery Band. Tony was set to do a solo and man he was dying a slow death until Cody Dickinson got behind him on drums. Tony invited the AllStars on up to play and Good Golly Miss Molly, they ROCKED the joint!!!

Oh and I almost forgot, Bobby Whitlock was there also. It was really great hearing his distinctive voice. He did some of those great Derek & The Dominoes tunes. YEA!
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RE: Tony Joe White

Postby stumblin » Sun Dec 04, 2005 8:28 am

I saw him at Cognac last year. I didn't really know who he was, bt recognised some of his songs. I really dug his kind of sparse arrangements, I'd definitely go and see him again.
Sandy, Mikey and the Mouse were there too, and will probably agree that it was a great gig.
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RE: Tony Joe White

Postby sandy » Mon Dec 05, 2005 5:11 pm

>Sandy, Mikey and the Mouse were there too, and will probably
>agree that it was a great gig.

I will and I do.
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RE: Tony Joe White

Postby bluesmouse » Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:53 pm

>>Sandy, Mikey and the Mouse were there too, and will probably
>>agree that it was a great gig.
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>I will and I do.

Aye, it was a goodun. A rainy night in Cognac!
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RE: Tony Joe White

Postby ricochet » Mon Dec 05, 2005 7:09 pm

>A rainy night in Cognac!

There's good song material there.

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