Thoughts on Hartford - random

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Posted by CT Crowe ( on August 09, 2017 at 21:50:52:

Thin crowd I think. Floor was half full at most, hard to tell if the seats in the balconies were filled. Setlist seems to be the least heavy on real Crowes of the New England swing - Another Roadside Tragedy was a great reinto to this Crowes universe. That I took a pass on the entire Paul Stacey / Luther Disckinson / Jackie Green era can tell you the kind of fan I am. With that in mind my wishlist for Marc tunes was topped by Smoke Signals which was the sets clean up hitter. The show was loud as shit. Even with plugs my left ear was concussed for half an hour after the show. The plugs allowed me to hear most of the players pretty well. I liked Joe Magistro - he used his drum tech on percussion a few times and Richs' guitar guy amused himself tossing guitar picks at him. John Hogg has great range and with Chris taking a pass on the Crowes and Rich I am not sure you could find anybody better. If I had a secind pick for a Marc tune with thsi band - The Vuture would have been it, so I might have been the most pleased in the room by the set. Marc is just my all time favorite player, I hope he is in for this for a good long while but he seems to have aged a ton since I saw him a couple times on his 2016 Northeast club tour before the Vulture was even released. The core material from the Crowes, which as we have seem could be ANYTHING they ever recorded, some really excellent covers and some solid contributions from the Rich and Marc catalog make this a great band - they could build up a nice following with regular tours. I've got the show in Long Island in the back of my mind this weekend - I'm tempted to make the 6 hour round trip to see them one more time on this tour. The other sort of convinent shows conflicted with family commitments.......Thanks for listening. It's Ford. It's Always Ford.

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