Saw Junior Brown last night

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  1. Digital Larry

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    Wah hoo! Had seen a couple YouTube videos and maybe listened to a CD long ago. Man can that guy play. And sing.
     
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    Nice to know he's still out there playing.
     
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    I wonder if he has a deeper voice than Johnny Cash. And yes, he can play his tail off.
     
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    And has absolutely no sign of slowing down. The guy's a monster player and performer, and a national treasure.
     
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    I wasn't really keeping track, but he did instrumental versions of "Red House" and "Foxy Lady" and a tripped out take on Miles Davis' "Four". I also heard what I thought was a Jimmy Page oblique bend in the middle of some mind blowing rippling cascading country licks and if I am not mistaken, a quote from Spinal Tap's "Listen to the Flower People".

    My buddy and I were admiring the Fender backline for JB and also the opening band. This became important later in the show as JB's amp developed a bad hum. He made an impassioned plea to the club crowd to see if the openers were around and would they mind lending him an amp. 5 minutes later it was all patched up and good to go. No discussions of IRs, FRFR, IEM, or any of that BS.
     
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    I'm the Highway Patrol!

    Junior is Gatton-like in his ability to throw anything into a song and make it work right.
     
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    It's probably been twenty or more years since I saw him at Billy Bob's Texas, but that was a HECK OF A SHOW!. His wife on acoustic rhythm guitar, an upright bassist, and a guy on a single snare drum with brushes. If I remember correctly, he had a pair of silver-face Twins......not that he was THAT loud, but had the most pristine clean sound I've ever heard. YES!....he's a national treasure.
     
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    The era of the Guitar Hero is long gone- and many of today's celebrated players leave me cold. Junior is one of the few musicians that I'd travel a long distance to see.....devastating technique, fluent and versatile but above all- his compositions are so funny. :cool:
     
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    I love his version of 'Sleep Walk', which I first heard as an accompaniment to a montage of Saul Goodman with severe insomnia! A perfect choice.
     
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    409 with Beach Boys is a killer video!
     
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    I happened to catch him at the Arizona State Fair about 20 years ago. His type of music wasn't my thing at all at the time, but his crazy ass guitar, silly stage banter, and all the off the wall references in his playing (everything from The Ventures to Jimi Hendrix to Ennio Morricone) made me a fan.
     
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    It’s been 24 years since I last saw him, glad to know he’s still deliverin’ the goods!
     
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    This thread was missing something.



     
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    Here's the tune with the Jimmy Page bend. At least that's what it makes me think. Amazing that a single second of audio can be so recognizable.

     
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    Becoming familiar with his music is one of the high points of my time in Austin.
     
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    Cool!
     
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    Here 'ya go. It's great!

     
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    Here are two of Junior's classics.

    Highway Patrol



    My Wife Thinks You're Dead. The brunette woman in the vid is Junior's wife. She's a real player and gigs with him.

     
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    Junior Brown never fails to deliver. Here's one of my faves:

     
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    I've seen him several times. Once at a casino, he didn't like what the sound guy was giving him so he stopped mid song, aplogized and cranked the two twins up...LAF. All the old people in the first three rows left after he hit the second chord. He was cordial and wished them well as they departed. They had free tickets and they didn't know what they had gotten themselves into...
     
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