I'm joining Richie and his crew, including John Micelli and Danny Miranda, at Katie's in Smithtown Long Island this Sunday night July 19. Richie's doing a Band Geek gig there and I'm participating. I think Eric is coming too. It'll be recorded for a Band Geek episode.
Post by 3xshootingshark on Jul 17, 2015 23:12:20 GMT
Great to hear, Buck! I have really enjoyed and supported Richie's podcast from the beginning. It is always a lot of fun to hear, and they really kick out some good jams. Enjoy yourself, and we'll look forward to hearing this one next week!
Michele from KY
P.S.- Thanks for playing for a soggy NJ crowd at the fairgrounds in Augusta a few weekends ago. I know it wasn't fun for you guys up there in that mess. The one time we're actually in the Northeast for a show and we get poured on. Oh well- wind, weather, and storm!
Post by 3xshootingshark on Jul 20, 2015 14:48:57 GMT
Just discovered this video on YouTube from Band Geek Live last night, uploaded by Dennis Ferrell, guessing he wouldn't mind if I shared it here. Buck's Boogie!! Looks like a lot of fun. Surely we will see more and get the full report from Buck and Richie (and Alex of course!) Enjoy!
"...and three times I've seen the shooting shark...lighting up the sky...
Not used to this forum software yet. I posted and it ate half of what I wrote!
Anyway, great show for sure and so much fun. Ralph, I don't keep setlists anymore, but hey, this show will be a pod cast for Band Geek, so you can all see what was played. We almost didn't make the show, as there was a huge accident coming home from the beach, but finally we made it. They played from a little bit after 8pm until almost midnight! Great venue for live music. It has actually been featured on Ghost Adventurers for being haunted, but the only goose bumps I got were from the playing!
Highlights are Richie singing like a Bee Gee, but sounding like Jimmy Fallon on Saturday Night Live. Ann Marie is always a joy to hear sing and she graced us with a few Michael Jackson tunes.
Richie's Dad John is a stellar player. If anyone ever wonders where Richie got it from, well, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
From memory, we had some Manic Depression by Jimi Hendrix, Whipping Post, How Deep is your Love, 1,2,3 with an A,B,C bridge, our man Buck gave us Ride Like the Wind by Christopher Cross--awesome! Then he traded licks with a local guitarist named Joseph Cumia on Bucks Boogie. It is always great to see the interplay of folks who haven't played together before. I am always amazed at how good they can make it sound.
Eric joined in for a rendition of Sea Cruise which was so much fun. We then got Burnin for You as well for the Boc fans in the audience.
They also did Bohemian Rhapsody of course I gotta say, they nailed it and had a lot of audience participation!
At the end, they handed out Kazoos and we all played backup for Chicago's 25 or 6 to 4...Don joined in on this one as well--he was up there on the stage a lot, many times playing rhythm so others could take the lead. We even had a great solo by Andy Archolese on the oh god I don't know what it's called, a Keytar? and then Muff played a stellar slide whistle.
Also some games on stage like encore, which you will have to see to believe!
All in all a great night out and so happy to be able to make it. No pictures, but hey, we have it all on video tape!
Last Edit: Jul 20, 2015 15:59:31 GMT by oystergirl