Thought I'd give special tribute to Alvin's brilliant sound engineer. Roger and I didn't go to much apart from Alvin but we did see Ian Siegal, could hardly make out what he was singing and couldn't hear his lead guitarist at all. One other band featured a bass player who appeared to be going for the world record for number of decibels he could get out of his equipment.
Alvin and the guys were pin sharp and still powerful. Not the first time I've noticed that Alvin is the complete professional, while support acts haven't quite got the hang of it.
May 29, 2012 - 7:17PM
Re: Thanks again Alvin
What fantastic posts! Thank you Eric & Jane & Les. I read every word with the hugest smile on face - thanks for sharing the experience!
Absolutely right Jeremy. I've been following Alvin since 1967 and I've watched him grow to become an absolute master of what he's doing. Didn't think he was too special a singer at first but now he is superb. His playing now has a (controlled) rawness that makes the blood race round your veins and the sheer power mixed with the emotive beauty of blues like Slow Blues in C is remarkable. I stood there on Monday thinking nobody else can do this.
Yep, same set of songs as before but those songs keep evolving. I thought I knew every solo off by heart but Alvin keeps tweaking them.
I died and went to heaven again on Monday night. If you haven't seen Alvin for a long time, sell your house/car/ wife or rob a bank but get to see him while you still can. You will be amazed.