Seeing Dwight Tomorrow Night!

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  1. Stringbanger

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    This show will be the first time we saw Yoakam. Anything I should look for in particular? Looks like he mainly plays a Gib acoustic. I wish Pete Anderson was still with him.

    I will report back.
     
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    Saw Dwight last year. Super loud when I saw him. I only saw Fender amps on stage. Played all his great songs. His band was awesome. Eugene Edwards was on Tele all night. Dwight spent most of his time playing an Epi Casino and a Martin D28. He still has swagger. You should have a great time.
     
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    That sounds like a good evening. I'd like to see Dwight. Cheers to you.
     
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    I love Dwight, have all his records, learned a bunch of his songs, have huge respect for him as a writer.

    This seasoned citizen stage of his career puzzles me a little (not that it matters, just thinking out loud). I wonder why his shows are still so freaking loud. He has the wordsmith chops to bring down the volume and go for, I don't know, "wiser" and more acoustic material. But no, we got the surreal Three Pears and we're still getting high octane Dwight blasting out the Bakersfield rock vibe live. The bluegrass record is ok. I'm just a little surprised he didn't become more of an acoustic guy like Rodney Crowell, more of a storyteller.

    That said, I hope he keeps rockin'. I'll just wear ear plugs.
     
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    His voice sounds unbelievable live. It’s so good.
     
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    Isaw him on the This Time tour, Carlene Carter opened. I don't remember it being particularly loud.
    Both of them were awesome.
     
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    I saw Cream from the fourth row of the New Haven Arena and it was like listening to a jet engine. That was the loudest of a very large lifelong number of loud concerts, and along with my own too-loud playing, leaves me with impaired hearing, detracting from something I really love in life. I saw Pat Metheny last year and his sound reproduction was totally awesome, with full range, articulate, powerful sound without the excessive volume. Ypu could hear everything better by far, and it did not have any effect at all of seeming "quiet." People left expressing wonderment and appreciation for this. There's no excuse for a sonic assault anymore. The alternatives are not just different -- they're way better.
     
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    We saw him last year in San Francisco with Lucinda Williams and Steve Earle - the LSD tour. First time seeing him in-person for me. He was great, good lead player and his utility player was terrific, fun to watch. A fine collection of vintage Fender amps on stage. Bring earplugs-Dwight and his band were LOUD!
     
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    I’m sorry, but compared to Junior Brown, Albert Collins, the Ramones and many others Dwight Yoakam’s band is not that loud…
     
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    The concert was very enjoyable! Sugarcane Jane was the opening act, and I liked them too, but my buddy didn’t think too much of them.

    I didn’t think Dwight was loud, per se, but there was definitely clarity. One could here every instrument, so the sound was phenomenal.

    I was very impressed by Eugene Edwards’ lead guitar playing. I don’t think he used a single effect. He was flamboyant, but in a good way. Very much fun to watch, yet he ticked me off at the same time, because he made it look so easy!:mad:

    The keyboards were handled by (I think) Brian Whelan, and he was fun to watch as well. When he wasn’t playing keys, he played pedal steel, lap steel, accordion, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica, tambourine, and maracas.

    Mitch Marine, the drummer kept time like a clock.

    Jonathan Clark played bass and sang most of the harmonies.

    Dwight himself was superb with his signature denim jacket and jeans, and of course the cowboy hat and boots.

    One thing that amazed me was how often Dwight and Eugene got fresh guitars from the stage crew. They got a fresh one every 2-3 songs, and it was slick how the exchange was made while the music was playing. These guys don’t like their guitars to be out of tune.

    Mr. Yoakam didn’t take any breaks, except for giving some background information for a couple songs, while strumming one chord. Mostly, they went from one song right into the next.

    Our wives both liked the show, and that’s always a good thing!:D

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    A few more pics:

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    I've seen Dwight about a half dozen times. I set up gear for my friend's band that opened for him once. This was during the Pete Anderson/ Scott Joss days. I never met Dwight but the band was pretty cool. Friendly and watched/listened to my friend's band from the side of the stage. Pete and group said they liked them. They sat and had a few beverages with them after the show while I loaded the gear up. lol Their guys even helped me. I talked to Scott Joss for a while. What a career he's had playing with Merle and such. I bought his CD and told him how difficult it was to find it (this was before Amazon). He nodded towards Anderson and said, "Well, you need to talk to that guy then" and laughed.

    Every time I've seen him in any incarnation the sound is clean and you can hear every instrument. That Mitch Marine is a locked tight drummer!

    Sounds like you had a great time!
     
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    “He likes to make love when he’s smokin’,
    And he don’t walk around like he’s broken,
    And he sings just like Dwight Yoakam...”
     
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    Love me some Sarah Shook....
     
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    I guess that's when you've reached full bonafide country cred.; when other artists refer to you in song.
     
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