Thanks to DCF and AMP concerts
for this lovely evening. I will admit that my initial reason for wanting to go was because of Mr. Mombat. He has been teaching himself guitar for several years and I have gotten to hear increasingly better versions "52 Vincent Black Lighting".
I had not been to anything at the Museum since the amphitheater was re-modled. It is a wonderful venue. We got there just as Chris Draycup
started playing and found seats on the balcony/patio. Chris was great, solid blues guitar.
Watching Richard Thompso
n play was fascinating, I am convinced that he has extra tendons? extra muscle fibers?, fingers that move independently of one another ?,anyway the guy can play. Hearing a good guitarist is great, but watching a good guitarist is even better.
He played selections from his entire career, which is pretty impressive body of work to choose from.
He did new song called " Money Shuffle", that was a scathing commentary about Wall Street. He played a sweet version of "Who knows where the time goes" and of course "52 Vincent Black Lighting".
He was also very witty and it was just fun to hear him speak. He had a funny story about a line in the song " I want to see the bright lights tonight" showing up in the liner notes as " a couple of drunken "knights rolling on the floor
Is just the kind of mess I’m looking for"-
When Neal Copperman of AMP concerts introduced Richard Thompson he said that Richard had requested that there be no photos, so I don't have one, but here is Chris Draycup looking good.
The lovely balcony. This could be my new favorite to place to hear music.
Thanks again for a great night!