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  • White Lightning! cool show. Miss them guys.

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    • For the most part it was classic raucous Q careening happily all over the rock and roll backroads and miraculously never wrecking, but some of it was also quite beautiful. Al Anderson's should-have-been -a big -hit for somebody ballad "A Better Word For Love" and Terry Adams' down tempo arrangement of the Everly's "Bye-Bye Love", which guest percussionist Don T Allen described as "slower than molasses going uphill", momentarily turned proceedings into a memorable slow dance at the prom. Objectively accessing the show and comparing this lineup against the current one, I have to confess that the new Q is indeed equal and only slightly different to the one in this great broadcast.

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      • This old thread hasn't been activated lately because there hasn't been much Q (the band) news since things changed a bit, but that changes as founding member Joey Spampinato gets a relatively star studded and well deserved tribute and hopefully some help with his health funds. Joey ranks in the very top tier of bass players and his singing and songwriting are every bit as impressive as Bonnie Raitt proclaims them to be: https://disciplesofsound.blogspot.co...Sk5UTTnyydai10

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        • Originally posted by Kemp View Post
          This old thread hasn't been activated lately because there hasn't been much Q (the band) news since things changed a bit, but that changes as founding member Joey Spampinato gets a relatively star studded and well deserved tribute and hopefully some help with his health funds. Joey ranks in the very top tier of bass players and his singing and songwriting are every bit as impressive as Bonnie Raitt proclaims them to be: https://disciplesofsound.blogspot.co...Sk5UTTnyydai10
          http://www.gratefulweb.com/articles/...er-she-him-out

          https://americansongwriter.com/revie...ey-spampinato/

          From Bonnie Raitt:

          'Party For Joey' - A @sweetreliefmusiciansfund Tribute to Joey Spampinato is available today via @truenorthrecords. Listen to a brand new version of “Green Lights” from Bonnie and NRBQ, along with many previously unreleased tracks from well-known musicians on the album. #joeyspampinato #partyforjoey #sweetreliefmusiciansfund #bonnieraitt #nrbq

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          • Originally posted by jjazznj View Post

            http://www.gratefulweb.com/articles/...er-she-him-out

            https://americansongwriter.com/revie...ey-spampinato/

            From Bonnie Raitt:

            'Party For Joey' - A @sweetreliefmusiciansfund Tribute to Joey Spampinato is available today via @truenorthrecords. Listen to a brand new version of “Green Lights” from Bonnie and NRBQ, along with many previously unreleased tracks from well-known musicians on the album. #joeyspampinato #partyforjoey #sweetreliefmusiciansfund #bonnieraitt #nrbq
            Thanks for posting! This project recently got an ad in Mojo magazine. I'm waiting on my copy. Joey's talent should be much better known.

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            • Originally posted by Kemp View Post

              Thanks for posting! This project recently got an ad in Mojo magazine. I'm waiting on my copy. Joey's talent should be much better known.
              Finally got my copy and it was worth the wait! Fans of Los Lobos, Keith Richards, Deer Tick, The Minus 5, Robbie Fulks and the everlovin' Bonnie Raitt take notice.

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              • I saw the Q two weeks ago, believe it was their third show since shutdown. Excellent show as always-- They're doing a real mix of material including pre-Al stuff, the best from the recent albums, and all the classics. "Get a Grip" from Scraps has become Scott's big showpiece on guitar and he really blew it open. Surprise covers are back too...They had the Whole Wheat Horns so a great version of "The Stripper" ensued. You could tell it meant a lot to them to be back onstage, so a memorable show all around.

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                • Kicked ass at Darby circa ‘73!

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                  • Originally posted by teetertotter View Post
                    Kicked ass at Darby circa ‘73!
                    Kicking arse since 69

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                    • I'd love to see them down here (or anywhere). Any idea when their last gig here was? The last setlist I can find is from 1999, opening for Widespread Panic. They must have played since then, no? I'd love to see them at Tip's or The Leaf.

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                      • Originally posted by jjazznj View Post
                        I'd love to see them down here (or anywhere). Any idea when their last gig here was? The last setlist I can find is from 1999, opening for Widespread Panic. They must have played since then, no? I'd love to see them at Tip's or The Leaf.
                        The Panic show could have been the last time. They used to play Jimmy’s during Fest and have played Tips, both locations. They have done West Coast gigs recently. I don’t know what is keeping them from NOLA

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                        • Not a bad Q article that includes one of those "ten best albums lists". What do some of you Q Tips think of it?

                          https://americana-uk.com/essentials-...GyXoWKnG9uJZAo

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                          • Yo Kempers, look what just fell into my lap!

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                            • Originally posted by Lit View Post
                              Yo Kempers, look what just fell into my lap!

                              WOW! I Haven't seen Al live since he left the Q. Have fun and give us a report, please.

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                              • Originally posted by Kemp View Post

                                WOW! I Haven't seen Al live since he left the Q. Have fun and give us a report, please.
                                It was fantastic. He was in great voice and spirits and played his signature guitar work passionately throughout. He was gracious and also a commanding presence, albeit much less big physically, which I gather is a good and healthy development. The band was excellent. Really an A+ experience on all accounts.

                                He came out on fire. I didn’t keep a set list but I know he went right into Little Bit of Bad for the second tune and then Riding in My Car. Highlights too many to mention, including getting to meet him briefly afterwards. Played a new tune that I fully expect to be a hit. It Came from the South, 12 Bar Blues, Get Rhythm, Comes to Me Naturally were among the other highlights, as well as a stirring cover of Etta James’s Change is Gonna Do Me Good.

                                Almost two hours straight with no break. Every song felt like a gem. What an incredible and unexpected gift.

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