I didn’t see anyone post this show so here it is, for those who couldn’t travel to Tuscaloosa for the show.
I traveled 4 hours from Atlanta to Tuscaloosa to see the show. It was great, he played mostly born and raised stuff which is understandable as its his latest album and hasn’t been able to play it live. He dusted off 2 songs from room for squares, 3 from continuum, and 1 from battle studies. He also did three covers, a grooved up version of muddy waters I got my mojo workin, can’t find my way home by blind faith and a version of woody guthrie’s going down this road feeling bad. His vocal chords still aren’t quite fully repaired. When he played why Georgia he asked the crowd “I’m gonna need your help on this one because my voice isn’t where it’ll be in July so thank you” also the chorus to vultures he went an octave lower on the chorus which is really what makes that song pop but oh well. As a guitar player I saw the basic riffs in solos. He dusted off 3 old riffs I hadn’t seen from him in a while and 4 new riffs that made me make my guitar face.
Overall great show, if you have tickets, and are a true fan of the new album and the direction it’s going you’ll love what he has in store.
“Anybody who tells you to have a fall back plan are people who had a fallback plan, didn’t follow their dreams, and don’t want you to either.”
“There’s no Plan B at all…You don’t succeed if you have a Plan B. You just have to make Plan A work.”
I’m taking this to heart. Taking a semester off school to become a better singer a better songwriter might be tough but I think it’s a necessary step. Hopefully someday I’ll be the third person on this list.
Someone respond and say put up music and I will put music on reverbnation.com/geoffreythompson
So you can check out my stuff.
Thanks for clearing that up John.
So I was going through the attic of my great great grandfathers home and ran across an old book of compact discs that once belonged to him along with an old dusty cd player. (ancient right?) Anyway, I found this by a musician named John Mayer and played it. It is beautiful. I don’t know why music was ever outlawed, but it inspired me to try to change the world. JSW - Nov 2097
Alicia Keys - “Lesson Learned” Ft. John Mayer
The way I will “make it” is living by this code.