Saw Davy Knowles wail on a Tele last night

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  1. toomuchfun

    toomuchfun Tele-Holic

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    I saw Davy Knowles play a 90 minute set at a local outdoor venue last night. I don't know much about him but he put on a real nice blues show. I see he was in Back Door Slam in the past.

    He played a standard Tele all night, didn't even take it off. It was black with rosewood board, 3 saddle brass bridge. Well worn around the edges and played it through a Vox amp.

    The first couple songs sounded off, bass and drums were real loud. Once the soundman got it right Davy's vocals and guitar sounded better each song. He had a bass, drums and a Hammond organ with a leslie along with a piano. Davy traded leads with the keyboard player on many songs and that was real nice. Big sound from 4 pieces.

    I see on his website he sells "official bootlegs" and there were at least 3 tall stands with mics on them. I always bring a small recorder along and sit it under my seat, I didn't feel alone.

    I wasn't familiar with his originals but enjoyed them. He did a great version of Hootchie Cootchie Man and for an encore did Almost Cut My Hair as a Woodstock tribute.

    Davy came to play and he and the band sure did. Good rhythm work and driving leads with volume and tone swells on a few. It was a treat to see him make that Telecaster wail.
     
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    Cool! Never heard of him, but always dig hearing about players I don't know. Glad you had a good time and thanks for the post. I;ll check him out.
     
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    One of my very favorite players. Back Door Slam was a great little band ad he was just in his early 20s. As awesome as his playing is.....that voice is God given.

     
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    I'm a fan of Back Door Slam. It seemed like he disappeared there for a while. Glad to hear that he's back out touring again.
     
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    Big fan of Back Door Slam. I would love to see Knowles one day
     
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    I think I once watched him play with Warren Haynes and Gov't Mule on a YouTube video of Almost Cut My Hair. If its him he held his own in that too.

    Found it, it was over 8 years ago.:eek:
    Seems like it was just a couple years ago.

     
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  7. toomuchfun

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    Yeah that's Davy, I read he used to play Strats.
     
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    Why did he really break up his first band.
    THey were awesome.
     
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