John Bell is One Bad Mo Fo~This live cut would get him a lot of gigs all by itself

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  1. Lucidology

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    JayBee is b@d@ss, no doubt about it. Thanks for the clip.
     
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    As a working guitar player I sometimes play gigs on bass. Every now and then I play bass with a singer from Baltimore, Ursula Ricks. A couple times the guitar player was John Bell. One of those gigs was with John Bell and Pete Kanaras. One of those gigs was in a theater and the other was at a blues festival.

    I usually don't like blues rock. But I think that John Bell is the best I have heard doing the sort of stuff he does. When I want to hear some blues rock played right I can listen to John Bell.
     
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    No kidding ... small world & great to read/good to hear...
     
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    John's my boy! Uber respect for his talents!
     
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    John is a badass player and nice guy to boot.
     
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    Enjoyed that immensely ......and hope you're enjoying the rain, Joseph. We certainly need it.
     
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    The more I hear John Bell, the more I like! He's a very soulful, tasty player with the right skills for sure (and vocals too).
     
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    Thanks for posting this. Lost touch long ago but great to hear he is still killing it. Love john's playing.
     
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    His singing alone would get him gigs ya know ... :)
     
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    That's not my voice. That's Tommy Lepson. That band dissolved a few years ago.I was in it for 11 years...Good times.
     
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    Your playing is so great ... and you can sing very well...
    Could you do this tune vocally too BTW?
     
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    Wow - I've always dug John's playing and voice. He posted a clip here a few years back using his new Mesa Lonestar (If I remember correctly) at a live gig. The tone is dazzling, but the playing is even better!

    This tune sounds great too. Super talented cat, and cool ending!

    Thanks Joeseph for posting this, and great job John!

    Thanks, Dana O.
     
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    Killin version of Love & Happiness! Thanks for posting the link.
     
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    Not sure I could sing and play it at the same time.:huh
     
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    Curious.....did John Bell delete his thread about wanting ideas from us on how to book his band? You know, where he said (something like) be brutal, I can take it, but then he COULDN'T take it, when most all of us suggested the same thing? Even if he didn't like our suggestions, why delete the thread?

    As to the OP's idea that great playing alone can get someone (him) gigs.....we all know that's just not true....oh, wait, I'll back up and just say that in my experience that's just not true. I've seen great players and great bands struggle for gigs and so-so players and bands stay booked all the time. Great playing alone is fine, and especially what many of us players look for, but it's not that way for the general public.
     
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    :dunno

    What a waste of time and energy that other thread was... wish we could have saved Sanrico's post with ideas on how to prep your materials to book successfully.
     
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    Love John Bell's playing. Super tasty, he really tells a story with what he plays. Beautiful.
     
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    Super job, but not surprising knowing John as I do. And Tommy Lepson is another monster player (B3 & vox).
     
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