Post Number: 718
|Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 7:07 am: |
We saw Wilco at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee last night. Nels Cline is one of my favorite guitarists.
Any how -
Nick Lowe opened up for them - he was brilliant!
It was just him and an acoustic guitar. His voice is beautiful, his song writing is probably better than it ever was. Great show - worth seeing if he ever comes to your town.
Post Number: 2076
|Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 8:56 am: |
Sounds like a great show!
Post Number: 1091
|Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 9:21 am: |
That sounds awesome. Nels is just incredible. If I could learn to play a tenth as well I would count myself a lucky man. What a cool lineup.
Post Number: 10450
|Posted on Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 7:13 am: |
Post Number: 719
|Posted on Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 5:32 pm: |
That's right Dave!
The solo in that song is a great example of what makes Nels the MAN! :-D
I was first introduced to him on Mike Watts 'Shine Box' tour. His phrasing and ability to build tension is pure musical joy.
I bought a DVD of his at the show; "Stained Radiance" - it is Nels with Norton Wisdom (a painter of sorts) they are performing together, Nels with improvised guitaring and Norton with improvised painting - it is fabulous and awe inspiring to see artist from two different genres play off of each other like they do.
I also bought Nikc Lowes latest CD - it is also fabulous. Nick is a modern day crooner.
Post Number: 672
|Posted on Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 5:57 pm: |
Yeah, he (Nels) is also friends w/ my friend the balloon bass guy...here he is playing electric sitar through a reverb tank created by an enormous balloon....