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Norfolk, CT is called the ice box of Connecticut, but there was some very hot blues and rock & roll from Joe Bouchard along with Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood on Friday night. Infinity Hall is a new venue, bringing in some great shows like Todd Rundgren and Spyro Gyra to this usually quiet part of the state. I hope they succeed, it is a very cool room and the staff couldn't have been friendlier.
Joe solo on 12 string:
Jeff & Texas Flood did not waste any time setting up and got right down to business. He puts on such a great show. If you ever get a chance to see him play, don't miss it. It is just such a fun night of blues and rock.
Jeff made my night by playing one of my favorite Arc Angels tunes Good Time. He also brought up a young boy from the audience to help him out with Mary Had a Little Lamb, and the kid did a great job on stage.
Some of the other great tunes from Jeff and TF were One Day Away, Turn on Your Lovelight, and Cold Shot. Jeff makes sure he gets the audience going by walking the aisles and playing his guitar up close and personal for everybody, you can't help but be swept up in to the music.
Joe and Jeff have some great chemistry together; I hope they get a chance to do some more shows together in the very near future.
Here's a YouTube clip of "Pride and Joy" from this gig:
Here's another clip from this show:
By the way - just a note about site section designation: I was initially tempted to place the opening acoustic set by Joe in the solo Joe section as a separate entity, but decided against it as he's not solo - he's accompanied by Jeff Pitchell for more than half the songs (together with the drummer).
I then wondered if it would qualify under the "Joe Bouchard and Friends" section, but, again, decided against it - these weren't "friends" as such - they were simply members of the band he was actually playing with. That's why, in the end, I decided to leave it here in the Jeff Pitchell section.
Had a great time last night at Infinity Hall with LewBOC who made the ride down from NY to catch a great show in Norfolk.
I am not going to spoil the surprise for those going to see the shows in Boston or Newport, but you are in for a real treat.
All the cool hits you'd expect from Bad Company, BOC,and SRV along with some of Jeff Pitchell's blues makes for one smoking set from these great musicians.
The show had Joe playing keyboards, electric guitar and his twelve string. All the guys in this lineup stayed on stage for the most of the night and Joe played on all of the songs.
Here's a setlist that I think is pretty close:
Had a great time last nite in norfolk,ct. It was great to meet up with ed.
The whole band was tight and it was great to meet up with joe and briefly chat about the band blue coupe. also met simon kirke of bad company and had him sign one of their old cds from bad company.
I also said to simon and joe that it is a shame that bad company, boc and deep purple have not been inducted into the hall of fame but yet a bimbo like madonna is. his response was she has bigger tits than we have!
All in all it was worth trip down from upstate ny. next I have to see albert perform.
Here's a YouTube clip of "Voodoo Chile" from this gig:
Here are some other relevant Don Odell youTube clips from this show which will open in a new window:
Well, as the effects of the beers are wearing off, I give my "review" of tonight's show. I knew the night was going to start off well when on my way into the club I ran into Joe Bouchard himself and we chatted for a few minutes.
The band itself was excellent - on the one hand you get the impression these guys have been playing together for years, and on the other hand the collective musical talent in the room is such that for all you know the guys could have all met for the first time yesterday and started jamming on all these rock classics.
It was very cool to see such legends as Simon Kirke, founding member of BAD COMPANY, and Tommy Shannon, bassist for Stevie Ray Vaughan's DOUBLE TROUBLE, but of course I was there mainly due to the BOC connection. Still, it was a great set of tunes, and quite enjoyable to be hanging out in an intimate club watching these guys lay down some smooth groves.
Joe spent much of the night in what one might call the "Allen Lanier" role - that is, he played mostly keyboards and rhythm guitar, but on the "Big 3" BOC tunes, he became "Buck Dharma", singing and playing lead guitar.
Here's the setlist:
I also got a copy of Joe's new CD, which I got to listen to most of in the traffic jam on Storrow Drive on the way home, and he also graciously signed my copy of one of his rock bass DVDs that I brought with me.
Many thanks Joe, and remember - next time you come back, I hope you'll have taught those guys how to play "Hot Rails"...
Here's a YouTube clip of "Voodoo Chile" from this gig (audio's a bit distorted though):
Here are some more sonically-challenged clips from this gig:
Well, another great show at Infinity hall, Joe and Jeff were tearing it up and having a good time. Really liked the acoustic versions.