November 30th, 2011, 02:47 PM
out of the blue: The legendary HELLECASTERS will reunite for a concert at Deke Dickerson's 9th annual Guitar Geek Festival in Anaheim, CA, on January 21st.
JERRY DONAHUE + JOHN JORGENSON + WILL RAY together again for the first time in ten years!
The festival will be held during NAMM. Two days, January 20th and 21st. Other performers include Nokie Edwards, Thom Bresh and Brian Lonbeck for example.
November 30th, 2011, 02:55 PM
Oh man!!! Hopefully they'll love being back together and will plan a full tour.
November 30th, 2011, 03:00 PM
Spotted that the other day when I had a look to see who "Deke's Geeks" will be in January.
Paul in Colorado
December 2nd, 2011, 07:47 PM
John metioned it on his Facebook page. I wish I could be there.
December 26th, 2011, 12:31 PM
Somebody gave me John's home phone number in 1993 when he lived in Burbank while he was in Elton John's band. I was doing a show at KHSU in Humboldt County, CA. and interviewed John over the phone after he sent me a copy of "The Moon is Rising", an album of duets he produced with Rose Maddox. It's a great album and a tribute of Rose Maddox. He played a surprise club concert in Arcata, CA a few years ago with his current group....JJ Quintet. I had seen him a year or so earlier at Sierra Nevada Brewery in Chico, CA and his band recognized me and invited me to sit with them for dinner before the concert. John came in a bit later and sat next to me for dinner. That was a night to remember. I was the envy of several movers and shakers in the media that attended.
January 27th, 2012, 01:58 AM
That reunion gig last Saturday night was crazy good. Jerry's new Fret King signature model T-style through a Vox was like a rubber band-y Strat with a ton of bottom, John's old Fender signature model Telecaster through his Vox delivered singing leads with smooth, compressed distortion like a Les Paul, and Will's z-coil pickup G&L ASAT through a Rivera sounded like biggest, ballsiest vintage Tele ever, simultaneously twanging and snarling through the band mix, but never shrill or ice pick-y. Great tunes and jaw dropping technique from the trio, as well, but I guess that almost goes without saying...