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slick814
4 posts
Jan 28, 2010
6:42 PM
OK.. so JJ is playing in Minneapolis on April 2 with Booker T. The question I have is that it says solo. So I assume that means no Mofro, but is it just him & a guitar, or does he have a band backing him.
I'm there either way, because this is my first chance to see him live (which, by the way, makes me jealous of you Florida folks...), and there is no way I'm gonna miss the chance!
swkelley
626 posts
Jan 28, 2010
7:41 PM
I would guess just JJ and his guitar.....and if it's half as good as his solo set for the Snook Foundation at Sunset Cove this past summer, you are indeed in for a treat!

And welcome to the front porch! Grab a chair....sit a spell.

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mofrofans1
Admin
3177 posts
Jan 28, 2010
8:36 PM
Hey there slick! Yes those shows are solo; for sure he'll be playing acoustic, he usually doesn't play electric for his solo gigs. Of course he'll also have his harp.

Don't be surprised if he comes out to do a couple songs sitting in with Booker T.

The management for Mavis Staples and Booker T, etc. wanted the whole band but budgets are really tight out there right now. The gig would've only paid expenses and left nothing for the band. They really wanted him so they worked it out where JJ would play solo. All's good in Mofroland, no long breaks, label problems, management problems, band problems...John, Paul, George and Ringo are not breaking up.
mofrofans1
Admin
3178 posts
Jan 28, 2010
8:38 PM
Oh, I left out. That's no rookie question, it's a good question! There's a couple threads on the subject but they're buried a couple pages back so I'm glad you brought it up because obviously there are many people who are wondering the same thing.

Please ask away! That's what we're all here for!!
Sunshine
1949 posts
Jan 29, 2010
4:32 AM
I would LOVE to see JJ solo, probably a more intimate show. May even be more of a story tellin type of performance. I think you are in for a real treat!
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"If you've never seen us before, don't be bashful - sing along from start to finish........and dance & feel good.....there's enough shit in the world, let it all out...........Brighter Daaaaays...."
BSR*Fan
32 posts
Jan 29, 2010
10:26 AM
As mentioned above, JJ's solo show near Boca last summer was unbelievable...
The acoustic version of King Hummingbird was worth the price of admission alone.
slick814
5 posts
Jan 29, 2010
4:12 PM
Thanks for the replies! Now April can't get here fast enough....
The venue that he's playing should be perfect for an acoustic set! The Varsity Theater is/was a movie theater. I haven't been there in years, but if memory serves me correct, it should be around 300 people or so. This is gonna be awesome!!!!
mofrofans1
Admin
3188 posts
Jan 29, 2010
4:25 PM
Indeed...the show last summer in Boca was awesome. JJ came out and did 24 songs. Check it out if you want to hear it.

Surf and Snook Summer Jam

Last Edited by on Jan 29, 2010 4:27 PM
Sunshine
1964 posts
Jan 29, 2010
4:47 PM
thank you Mr. D for providing the link, ONLY 300 - nyce....oh by the way slick, I should have warned you that now you have posted and announced you are going to a show, you are required to come back with a full and detailed report of your experience, and photos will get you extra points.

:o)
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"If you've never seen us before, don't be bashful - sing along from start to finish........and dance & feel good.....there's enough shit in the world, let it all out...........Brighter Daaaaays...."
slick814
7 posts
Jan 30, 2010
9:46 AM
So... just give a detailed report with pics. This is assuming that I'm not so blown away that my report is.. "My God, that was the best show I've ever seen... he played... um... a guitar and harp...."
And that I actually remember that I have a camera in my pocket...
Geez, nothing like putting the pressure on the new guy! ;-)
Sunshine
1971 posts
Jan 30, 2010
11:05 AM
LOL!!
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"If you've never seen us before, don't be bashful - sing along from start to finish........and dance & feel good.....there's enough shit in the world, let it all out...........Brighter Daaaaays...."
slick814
9 posts
Jan 30, 2010
3:36 PM
Wow... run up onstage? I haven't done that in a long time. If it were a different venue, like a club, I'd be all over it, but I have a feeling that I'd get tossed out if I did it at the Varsity. So I'll just do my best to figure out the setlist and give a good review... and take pics while I'm at it.
Sunshine
1974 posts
Jan 30, 2010
3:52 PM
don't listen to Mofrofans1 - he is a pullin your leg, shame on you Mr. D....
:o)

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"If you've never seen us before, don't be bashful - sing along from start to finish........and dance & feel good.....there's enough shit in the world, let it all out...........Brighter Daaaaays...."

 

 

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