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Monday, June 30, 2008

Not been posting much

I know, I know. I've been slow in posting. It's been a wacky - crazy month with travels and such. One short update: Melissa and I went to see Robert Plant / Alison Krauss at one of my favorite place, the Greek Theatre on the Berkeley campus. This was truly an amazing and inspiring show. Alison could be one of the best female singers I've ever seen live. And what can you say about Robert Plant? He did a couple of reworked Led Zeppelin songs that were nothing short of brilliant. The musical chemistry between Robert and Alison was obvious. Who would have ever thought the 'rock god' Robert Plant would be singing Gospel bluegrass songs about Jesus. Wonder if anyone will play those backwards?

Drummer Jay Bellerose was perhaps one of the most intriguing drummers I've seen in a long time. He's different and plays a strange looking vintage kit. He was the backbone of the whole event.

If you were at the show and took some other video PLEASE post it on YouTube!!!

As a side benefit T-Bone Burnett and Buddy Miller backed them. Buddy is one of my favorite guitarists. T-Bone is a producer extraordinaire. It was a wonderful show and a unforgettable evening. Here's a video from the event:

Here's a video of them singing "The Battle of Evermore" from another show. Although it's a different show - they sang this in Berkeley.

Finally - here's Alison singing, "Down in the River to Pray".

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