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Any Anson Funderburgh fans?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Bluesgtr20, Mar 31, 2003.

  1. Bluesgtr20

    Bluesgtr20 Tele-Meister

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    Mar 18, 2003
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    I really enjoy his playing and tone, anyone else feel the same way? What album do you like the best?
     

  2. Jim W

    Jim W Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2003
    I like Anson Funderburgh

    I like all his records. Especially Change in my pocket, That's what they want, and Live at Grand Emporium.

    I also like his playing on Jerry McCains "That stuff just kills me".

    He is excellent live.

    Jim
     

  3. Paul G.

    Paul G. Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2003
    Rhode Island
    Great player!!

    His clean, understated style is lost on some people, but he is one of the best
    out there.

    He cancelled a show here in RI because of a family emergency. I was very
    disappointed.
     

  4. Geo

    Geo Friend of Leo's

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    Mar 17, 2003
    Hendersonville, TN
    I love Anson's playing and the band with Sam.
    Anson's abilities are kind of understated
    in a way. I just love that traditional type feel he has,
    yet it comes across uniquely.
    He is a nice fellow also. I met him years back on a
    Blues Cruise. They were one of the acts.
    Live at the the Emporium is a standout among
    some great releases.
     

  5. Bluesgtr20

    Bluesgtr20 Tele-Meister

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    thanks for the replies guys you have any idea on his gear. I know its a strat lol
     

  6. Paul G.

    Paul G. Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2003
    Rhode Island
    His trademark tone

    Has been a Strat into a BF Super Reverb, although the last time I saw him I
    believe he was using a Pro Reverb.

    He has recently become a Dr Z endorser, but I haven't seen him since that
    happened. I would imagine a MAZ 38 wouldn't change his sound too much,
    maybe just a bit fatter.
     

  7. jumpnblues

    jumpnblues Friend of Leo's

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    Mar 16, 2003
    Midwest
    Hey Paul G. There Was A Good Reason For The R.I. Cancel...

    ...Anson's a close friend of mine and quite unfortunately his mother passed away just after Christmas. He's taking it in stride though and is currently completing a long European tour. And yes, he now uses a Dr.Z MAZ 38 Invasion 2x12" combo as his main stage amp, although he just completed a new CD and used a tweed Deluxe for most of the recording. Although I'm admittedly a little biased, he is my favorite straight ahead blues player and was even before we became friends. I've sat in with him before and he has impeccable phrasing, feel, and tone, tone, tone!! 8)
     

  8. Bluesgtr20

    Bluesgtr20 Tele-Meister

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    thanks for the replies guys

    Jumpnblues,
    Any Idea when that album may hit the stores?
     

  9. jumpnblues

    jumpnblues Friend of Leo's

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    Mar 16, 2003
    Midwest
    Anson's New CD

    Bluesguitar20,

    I'm not sure just exactly when Anson's new CD will be released, but I would say it should be available within 1-2 months.
     

  10. Bluesgtr20

    Bluesgtr20 Tele-Meister

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    Sounds great i can't wait, thanks for the heads up :D
     

  11. Paul G.

    Paul G. Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2003
    Rhode Island
    The owner of the RI Club is a friend of mine

    And he told me Anson's mom was real sick. I am sorry for his loss.

    Funny thing about his live amp. I recently switched from a Vibrolux Reverb to
    a Maz 38 Sr, and took some heat from the "blues geezers" around here. I felt
    almost vindicated to see picture of Anson with my amp in the latest Dr. Z ads.

    For some of us, players like Anson and Jimmy Vaughan exemplify the best of
    blues, with taste, tone, phrase selection and timing.

    P
     

  12. jumpnblues

    jumpnblues Friend of Leo's

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    Mar 16, 2003
    Midwest
    Paul, Amen to EVERYTHING you said!! (eom)

    (eom).
     

  13. Bluesgtr20

    Bluesgtr20 Tele-Meister

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    I hear ya Paul, I really need to try one of those amps. Are there any other players that have the mentality of less is more that i can't think about?
     

  14. Geo

    Geo Friend of Leo's

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    Mar 17, 2003
    Hendersonville, TN
    Maybe Ronnie Earle. I'm not real familiar with his blues CDS, but his video tape
    that is titled something like "Playing Blues with Soul" is very impressive in that aspect.
     

  15. Paul G.

    Paul G. Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2003
    Rhode Island
    A couple more

    Snooks Eaglin--N'orleans blues

    Hubert Sumlin

    Magic Sam

    Matt Murphy.

    P.
     

  16. Matt Hesley

    Matt Hesley Tele-Meister

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    Mar 8, 2003
    Texas Hill Country
    Re: Hey Paul G. There Was A Good Reason For The R.I. Cancel.

    Ahhh... I remember catching Anson and the Rockets a lot at a great little joint in Dallas called "Saint Christopher's" on Greenville Ave. They played there almost every week. That was around 1978. He was using a Strat then too. You're right on about his phrasing -- he's very good. So sorry to hear about his mom. Next time you see Anson, please convey my condolences. Thanks!

    And tell him there's a guy here at TDPRI who still thinks back on those St. Christopher's nights and how much fun we all had hangin' out listening to the Rockets.

    By the way, you could also catch a certain couple of Dallas area brothers there with their respective bands around the same time. Their names were Jimmie and Stevie Ray. 8)

    Regards,
    Matt
     

  17. Brad Miller

    Brad Miller Tele-Afflicted

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    Mar 19, 2003
    Kokomo, Mississippi
    I love Anson!

    I once met Anson and Sam Myers at Smith's Olde Bar in Atlanta. Their bass player and I were talking and we found out that we knew some of the same people. He wound up introducing me to Anson and Sam. They both were extremely nice people. I would love to see them again.
     

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