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Johnny Winter Concert at Toad’s Place

Mr. Johnny Winter

By Eddy Ever since I started to play the guitar, Johnny Winter’s, has been in my personal Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.  I even thought of naming our baby Winter at some point, though it was shot down pretty quickly by D.  To me, he will always be the image of the “Johnny” from Chuck Berry’s Johnny B. Goode.  But to the rest of the world, he’s the guitar slinging albino, from the 60s and 70s who’s seemed to embody everything that was great in Rock and blues.  So I was super excited to catch a concert of his at the famous Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT (my first concert at the venue).  Toad’s Place is and old and pretty well know bar near Yale University.  It made its mark on the world as being the go to place to play back in the 70s and has hosted a number of famous musicians in the past.  Johnny tends to play a show here once and a while, but I always seemed to hear about them when it is too late.  This time, I didn’t hesitate, with tickets costing around $20 there was no reason for … [Read more...]

Blog: Blues Traveler Concert

blues-traveler

By Divina You can never go back to being 13 especially when you are 27. Blues Traveler became famous in 1994 with their hit single and Grammy award winning "Run Around".  When I was 13 years old, I loved that song and that entire CD.  So once I found out they were going to be playing in the Ridgefield Playhouse in Connecticut, I bought tickets for us.  Unfortunately, my music tastes have changed over the years and sadly, the nostalgia from 1994 could not hold me over when they played songs I did not recognized.  In the end, I was not entertained by most of the Blues Traveler concert,  especially when they played "Run Around" four songs into the concert leaving me wondering if there was any reason to stay any longer.  Eddy tried to explain this prior to me buying the tickets but I would not listen. So...this is a public admission of "You were right" The band can still play and entertain the diehard fans with a slimmed down John Popper and his … [Read more...]