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Who did you see at a small club gig that blew you away?

tfblaster

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Santana, Cheap Trick, Tom Petty. All at Beginnings in Schaumburg, IL.
 

Marinade

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George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers at J.C. Dobbs on South St. in Philadelphia. One bruising juke joint, road house, bar band if there ever was one.
 

M. Shoop

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Nils Lofgren
Steve Forbert
Julian Cope
Evan Johns & the H-Bombs
Danny Gatton
the Hellecasters
Rosie Flores
Jesse Dayton!!
Dale Watson
Dave Alvin
Hoodoo Gurus
 

timibucktwo

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Buddy Guy at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor in ‘89, never have seen anyone before or since so “on”, totally owned the crowd with his incredible playing and singing with the most effective use of dynamics I’ve ever experienced.
Late into the show he was walking through the crowd playing & occasionally signing napkins & such & he saw me holding the cd sleeve of “A Man And The Blues” and he smiled at me & patted my shoulder & took it and signed it.
Obviously a memorable night!
 

FoundIt

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Bruce Hornsby (regularly, just before he made it), Little River Band where we sat so close to them that they were talking back and forth from the stage with my wife between songs, Spirit at a bar in D.C, Les Paul at the Iridium with Bucky Pizzarelli (honeymoon so we sat one person from Les as a gift from the club), Chick Corea and Return to Forever near Baltimore at Painter's Mill, and The Wooten Brothers who played around town often while growing up here. Gotta, say that between The Wootens, and Hornsby, both gigging regularly around town for years, it was a tough sell for other locals to get noticed at all. LOL.
 
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Bluesful

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The Darkness.

Really small club here in Perth.

Also the loudest gig I've ever experienced. I saw them at the same club a few years later and wore earplugs that second time.
 

Bob Womack

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I saw Wishbone Ash at the Tin Pan in Richmond, VA last year.



They had just come from a huge festival in Europe and somehow sucked all that energy down into scale for a cramped 200-person venue. They rocked the place! More HERE.

Bob
 

mikebat

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I saw Melissa Etheridge is a 1000 seat club (the old Club Soda) on a promo tour, just awesome.

Same place, Soundgarden with Monster Magnet, opening up. Loud and awesome.

Same place, Robben Ford, he came out on stage before they played and gave away a guitar, he was wearing white warm up gloves. Seemed odd at the time.

I also saw Rosie Gaines, a one time Prince backup singer, play a promo concert for industry types at a lunch at a fancy Chinese restaurant. We were about 30 people there. It was simply incredible.
 

ronmail65

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Pat Travers Band - at Scandals in Ocean City, MD in 1984 (I've seen him many times since - but this first time blew me away)

YJM - at Hammerjack's in Baltimore, MD in 1990 - he was on fire and had not yet become a caricature
 

John s

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AC/DC on their first American tour at a small hockey arena in Pennsylvania. I was 15 years old. My jaw dropped / my ears bled & I was "changed" forever. :)
 

Otto Tune

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Followed a local blues pianist in Tampa named Reverend Ralph.
He was great, the kind who'd kick over the bench and play from his knees.
Then he got a band, I went to a club to see him and he was two hours late when I left.
I always wondered what became of him?
 




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