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  1. JefeMaximo

    JefeMaximo Huge Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Robben Ford, Lee Roy Parnell and Joe Robinson.

    Has anyone seen them? It looks they are coming to my area in a few weeks.

     
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    I saw this the other day. Looks interesting and I've never heard of that Australian guitarist even though I'm Australian.

    I'd go see it if I could.
     
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    thanks for the tip - that video is pretty happenin'
    i hope they release a CD
    i just bought tix to see them next sunday night
    will report back
     
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    Guitarmy is so much better.
     
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    really enjoyed the show - all three brought it

    lee roy is certainly the consummate nashville polished songwriter ... nice voice, stagemanship, chops and tone, too ... full marks

    robben was outstanding of course ... seemed to take him a bit to get into it but after a bit he caught fire and more than delivered ... i was very taken by his rhythm playing - a subtle master class in comping on a crowded stage (3 guitars and keys) ... and yeah, his dumble brought both guitars to life, especially the tele which i preferred to the SG

    wouldve loved more trading, 'interactive conversation' solos among the 3 of them instead of just 'your turn, my turn, his turn' ...

    the bass/drums/keys players were all spectacular - super solid groove/pocket

    Robinson was the revelation for me - killer talent on acoustic /electric/ and singing

    catch this tour if you can!
     
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    Darn. I thought maybe this thread would be about the Outlaws.
     
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    I came in for the same reason.
     
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    I saw him win 'Australia's Got Talent' years ago but have heard little of him since. I'm guessing he has spent a few years overseas.
     
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    Was he the young kid playing acoustic in the Tommy Emmanuel mold?
     
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    Yes, and I remember thinking so at the time. He played Classical Gas and you could absolutely tell he was a Tommy disciple. He could play that's for sure, but checking out a few recent clips of him, I can see his playing has matured a lot. He is really good.
     
  11. Bluesful

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    Cool, I think I remember the guy now.
     
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    They are coming thru Louisville, I was wondering if Robben has his Dumble with him ;)

    From April 2016, Looks like something D-ish:

     
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    Yeah that's his second Dumble.
     
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    Sounds great (not a surprise :) )
     
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    Yeah,I saw them at Guitar town in copper Mtn, co. Like previous posters, I was knocked out by Robinson and wish they played more on each other's tunes instead of taking turns.
    And robben took a few tunes to get comfortable.
     
  16. Bluesful

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    It's funny as I think he's basically unknown down here.
     
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    I saw a bit of the show Saturday night here in Louisville. I went specifically to see Robbin... I don't really know the other two guys. Robben has such amazing phrasing and ideas, his tone was fantastic. He didn't have the Dumble and was playing a reissue BF twin reverb, he had a small pedalboard as well. He played an SG with humbuckers and his trusty Tele. He was easily the loudest (and rightfully so) of the three guitarists. :)

    EDIT - I found a pic of his pedalboard online. Anyone know what the 3 knob pedal is? Probably an overdrive.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Bluesful

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    Looks like some sort of Vertex prototype. Possibly the Steel String Clean.
     
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    I saw them in Louisville. Robben was great, as always and put on a chord comping clinic, while supporting the other guys songs. I love seeing Robben support other artists. Joe was really good and has a unique style, but you could not hear his guitar or vocals well--and I was center (horizontal and vertical), and couldn't believe that such a nice venue could not get a better mix. Of course, Robben was very loud on stage. Lee Roy was very loud too. I thought that sound panels should have been put in front of their amps. It was also surprising that Lee Roy had a BAD pedal board buzz. I guess he doesn't have Mason (Vertex) build his boards. (Just kidding!) You could hear the buzz even when the band played. Lee Roy is a talented song writer and can play, but he and Robben on the same bill was a little odd. He did fine though.
     

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