My mother offered to purchase tickets for my family: myself, my brother, sister, wife and and 13 year old daughter. A child of the 70’s, I thought a billing of Peter Frampton and BB King would work. My mom prefers acoustic folk music, but I grew up around classic rock. It wasn't our first choice, but the timing was right. It seemed like a middle ground.
I was expecting a nostalgic, slightly lame trip down memory lane from an over the hill rocker remembering my image of the matinee idol stadium star of the 70’s. Indeed, He’s in his 60’s now and has lost most of his hair.
But, I was wrong! The guy is a true blue old school blues guitar rock hero. He brought the house down. I was expecting 70’s soft pop rock. But, he played with the energy of someone half his age and the sound was closer to the hard rock sounds of The Who or Hendrix. Moments of Zeppelin, even.
Frampton currently is on tour with a what he calls the Frampton guitar circus. Various guitar talents play with him depending on the venue.
Last night, he played with 87 year old BB King and Roger McGuinn of the Byrds. There was a Woodstock, psychadelic vibe playing with MGuinn’s on the Byrd’s classic 8 miles high. In addition to his classics, he covered While My Guitar Gently Weeps and a mostly instrumental and really killer cover of Soundgarden’s Black Hole Sun. A 70's stadium star covering one of my favorite bands from the 90's. Pretty cool.
I've posted links to his version of Black Hole Sun, While My Guitar Gently Weeps and last night's performance with McGuinn of 8 Miles High.
Totally recommend checking him out for anyone interested in great blues and classic rock guitar gods.
Streaming his greatest hits.
Edited by markm1 - 8/12/13 at 10:25am