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How about Dwight Yoakam and his guitarists?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by elicross, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. Steveareno

    Steveareno Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 10, 2010
    Dogtown So Cal
    The Mavericks sound really good with Eddie. Raul has an amazing voice and they work well together as a team. Great stage presence and harmony vocals.
    Swang on,

  2. Jim W

    Jim W Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2003
    I liked the video and did not seem that the guitar was overboard in anyway - I guess personnel taste: that being said I saw an short interview with the guitarist in the clip (I think guitar was same-was paying that much attention and I have not been able to it again) where he said something like he was playing with restrain and DY don't play with restrain because he did not like it. I thought it was kind neat way to put.

  3. JohnK24

    JohnK24 Friend of Leo's

    Mar 16, 2003
    Western PA

    THAT would be a killer both artists.

  4. Steveareno

    Steveareno Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 10, 2010
    Dogtown So Cal
    Well there I was watching TV last night and Dwight pops up in Crank High Voltage (the action flick) playing some crack pot character. Then this morning: The Making Of The Three Pears, on Paladia. A little over produced and pretenscious Hollywood stuff still going on, complete with Beck hovering around and lots of shots of WB executives weighing in. Plenty of beanie caps, three day stubble and mandatory shots of the SM Pier. Dwight actually showed some good creative choices, like putting towels over the drums and listening to the mixes in his Corvette. Still has an amazing voice. Good songwriting and guitar hooks is what it needs. Didn't really hear much of his new axe man. He was playing a Tele though.
    Swang on,

  5. Jimmy Row

    Jimmy Row Tele-Meister

    Apr 6, 2010
    Portland Oregon
    Saw Dwight live two weeks ago. GREAT SHOW! The new guitar player had pete's chops pretty well dialed (personally, I found that to be a good thing). My only beef was he seemed to change guitars every song. My buddy couldn't stand the backing band's looks and referred to them as "Duran Duran".

  6. onenotetom

    onenotetom Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 27, 2009
    Colbert, WA
    Not so sure about the new guy or the new album. I too thought it was over produced. I know that Pete is the original but feel that Eddie did an excellent job as well and they were good on stage together. Look forward to seeing what the Mavericks come up with.

  7. CaliforniaJGD

    CaliforniaJGD NEW MEMBER!

    Feb 6, 2013
    Eugene Edwards is an EXCELLENT musician, and a fine human being. In the mid 90's he used to come sit in with my rockabilly band in San Diego and bring down the house. I always enjoyed seeing him walk through the door. He first turned me on to DY as well as the Mavericks. I also had the pleasure to play with Eddie Perez back in L.A. around the same time. Again a great guy and a great musician!

  8. stevieboy

    stevieboy Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 16, 2003
    the valley
    Maybe you could get the gig.

  9. tele salivas

    tele salivas Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 5, 2008
    I think this is a pretty exciting stage for Dwight. He seems re-energized, again. Seems he's got a lot more sound, but at the same time the melody is a little stripped down.

  10. Post Toastie

    Post Toastie Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 16, 2008
    Eugene Edwards is an amazing guitarist and singer. He is from the L A area and i have seen him play live about 12 times with The Eugene Edwards band. A great power pop band.He also plays guitar sometimes for Sha Na Na when they play Las Vegas and other areas around. He also plays with Scot Bruce who is an Elvis tribute guy who plays Disneyland and The Casinos all over the West and South.

  11. Post Toastie

    Post Toastie Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 16, 2008
    Eugene Edwards with Scot Bruce at Disneyland sing lead


  12. fightforlove

    fightforlove TDPRI Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Chicago north shore
    I saw Dwight and his hot band on Sunday at the riverside in milwaukee. Hadn't seen him in over 10 years, and well, he's still got it! He cruised through 30+ songs, including almost all the tracks from his new album and some of the lesser known singles and album cuts from his old stuff.

    His performance was looser and more improv than the way I remember him all those years ago. Not to say that those shows were bad, but they were a bit more canned and business-like. Now Dwight seems like he's just having fun and doesn't really give a rip what anyone thinks. :p

    Btw, Eugene is amazing, he looks like he has a lot of fun while playing up there. He reminds me of the lead singer from That Thing You Do.

    I'm glad to see Dwight playing with some great talent and making great music again!

  13. Dan R

    Dan R Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2003
    Charleston, SC
    Post, Thanks for that clip. C'mon Everybody by Eddie Cochran via Mr. Edwards was great. The coolest song ever.

    As far as Dwight and Pete. Time passes and things change. Dwight is like Van Morrison or David Bowie. They have different musicians because they can get any body to play for them. He is a prestige artist, so he does as he pleases.

  14. tonedreamer

    tonedreamer Tele-Holic

    I've always wondered who played guitar on his albums also.. He's coming to our county fair this summer, can't wait to see him.

  15. Stubee

    Stubee Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Jan 22, 2007
    You are lucky, should be a great way to see him.

  16. Whoa Tele

    Whoa Tele Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 20, 2009
    Smyrna Ga.
    Hi Dan
    If you're comparing Pete to a touring sideman for Van and Bowie, I'd have to respectfully disagree. Pete and Dwight will always be joined at the hip in my mind as his playing and production were a big part of Dwight's early success. He was also an influence on many players here and I wish country radio and the music buying public would still support traditional hillbilly music. It's my understanding (and I may be wrong) that Dwight cancelled a tour and decided to make a movie leaving the band high and dry. He continues to hire excellent players and I buy his cds as I enjoy his songwriting but I miss the excitement that Pete added to the recordings. For me, his solos enhanced the songs without overpowering them and his style was unique while paying homage to his tele picking forefathers.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2013

  17. scrapyardblue

    scrapyardblue Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Feb 6, 2007
    central illinois
    I've seen Pete, but not with Dwight. Seeing Eddie Perez with Dwight is why I bought a Tele. EP's tele and two AC30's is still a defining tone in my mind. Enuf said.

    Had the good fortune of seeing Eugene with Dwight at Stagecoach Saturday and he didn't disappoint one bit. Great player and great tone. That's sayin' a lot after watching Jim Campilongo and Kenny Vaughan the same weekend. Did I mention that I had a heck of a weekend?

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