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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Bluesgtr20, Mar 31, 2003.
I really enjoy his playing and tone, anyone else feel the same way? What album do you like the best?
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.
His clean, understated style is lost on some people, but he is one of the best
He cancelled a show here in RI because of a family emergency. I was very
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.
thanks for the replies guys you have any idea on his gear. I know its a strat lol
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.
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)
thanks for the replies guys
Any Idea when that album may hit the stores?
Anson's New CD
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.
Sounds great i can't wait, thanks for the heads up
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.
Paul, Amen to EVERYTHING you said!! (eom)
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?
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.
A couple more
Snooks Eaglin--N'orleans blues
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)
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.