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Talk about the recent Tours

 #48658  by krzykat
 Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:03 pm
Pete B. wrote:fwiw, I most recently noted the heavy Scofield chorus on the P&F official release with Joan Osbourn.
MO MOAN OSBOURN!!! i just don't dig her singing Jerrys tunes. Saw her sing Candyman @ bethel woods and started screaming BULL *!@?. i just don't by her singing lead. If you want Pig tunes I say bring in John Popper and his harp

 #48672  by pappypgh
 Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:06 pm
And so it is...the 13th with Warren & Chimenti in State College. Seeya there TJedi!!! I am SOOOO there. Great compromise! I thought that would be a great venue (Beaver Stadium, not Bryce Jordan where the boys will play) for the "Winter Classic!" Pens v Cryers on New Year's Day @ PSU Football Stadium!!!!
:cool: :cool: :cool:

Awesome.....

 #48677  by krzykat
 Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:30 pm
damn beat me to it!

 #48680  by Emoto
 Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:51 pm
I just realized that if they tour after January '09 that all of the election BS will be OVER and we can simply enjoy the music and the vibe as dog and Jerry intended. :cool:

 #48691  by Tennessee Jedi
 Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:19 am
And so it is...the 13th with Warren & Chimenti in State College. Seeya there TJedi!!!
Philly gets the screw job again .....
Pappy - I look forward to some "sickelberry" music out there.
So Ok Let me be the first to say
I NEED A MIRACLE

 #48705  by krzykat
 Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:10 am
my friends already have a room. leaving on the 12th so there isn't any rushing around (who am i kidding there will still be rushing around)

 #48708  by tigerstrat
 Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:01 pm
Even though he's far from my 1st choice, at least its ONE lead guitarist. Two, and it either gets way too busy OR the ball is dropped way too often. You have one guy, and it rarely becomes a "whose solo is it?" situation.

 #48712  by spacehead333
 Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:05 pm
God damnit why did they pick Warren? I hope if they do a tour they pick someone else instead, or add someone with him, I am a little dissapointed.

 #48724  by weirimpressed
 Wed Sep 03, 2008 3:37 pm
I wonder if Jimmy will sit in, Widespread Panic is taking 2009 Spring/Summer tours off

 #48725  by frankielee
 Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:12 pm
The tour I still consider pure speculation. If it does go down I agree w/Spacehead give the cat from DSO a shot!

 #48728  by BOUKINATOR
 Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:30 pm
I think it would be weird having someone like JK from DSO... does anyone really want to see them with someone trying to sound like Jerry? I don't.

my picks:

Mark Karan (the best post Jerry GD guitarist)
Jimmy H (pretty damn good at the Jerry licks)

I love Warren but not with the Dead (his solo acoustic Dead covers are great though)
 #48731  by kenneybonz
 Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:25 pm
that sounds like a small venue.. i wanna go!

 #48739  by jonarobb
 Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:19 pm
BOUKINATOR wrote:I think it would be weird having someone like JK from DSO... does anyone really want to see them with someone trying to sound like Jerry? I don't.
YES!!!

I think the concensus is in that direction. I mean, c'mon, we're not talking Spinal Tap here. John from DSO for example has put his heart and soul into it. And he's good. That's what counts. You're not propping some schmuck up there and hoping to go back in time. Myself, and other old school heads are looking for the magic. And a big part of that magic comes with some attention to things like tone, and vocal stylizing, etc...

Barraco is a good example of someone who came out of the Dead cover scene and was embraced by the band. Howcome it can't be one of the many smokin' guitarists paying the same honor and respect to Garcia thoroughly with attention to detail?

Jeff Mattson, again, I'll say it, he's light years ahead of Warren Haynes, Jimmy Herring, Steve Kimock, Larry Campbell, and others, in his ability to cop Jerry's style. Neither one of them are necessarily better. It's just a fit.

I saw Kimock a few months back and they were doing Eyes of the World. I literally had to split. I couldn't believe how whack it sounded.

Mark Karan. Does he even know what reverb is?

Jimmy Herring. Those octave slides and chord comping sound much better in another band.

I'm not slamming these guys. I play myself and I know what it takes to stay on top of the game. And even though it's a done deal, and it was said on another forum I believe, with Warren Haynes, it sounds like The Allman Brothers covering the Grateful Dead. Especially now that Weir is playing with so much gain it's just too much distortion on stage.

I enjoy the discussion though and glad everyone is chiming in so thoughtfully and passionately.

I'll be there on the 13th.

 #48740  by mttourpro
 Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:42 pm
Now that I think about it, you know who'd make a great choice for LG is Mark Deamato (sp) from Zen Tricksters. That'll never happen, but I'll still enjoy seeing them with Warren.
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