It’s a safe bet that very few of the folks who attended the Jimmy Herring Band/Victor Wooten Band double bill at Durham’s beloved Carolina Theater thought they would leave the building with any other performer’s name on their lips. As much as everyone marveled at the blatant and inspiring display of musicianship put on by Herring, Wooten, and their bands, no one could seem to stop talking about vocalist Krystal Peterson.
Two of our favorite bassists joined forces last night at the Belly Up in Aspen, where Vic Wooten of The Flecktones sat in with the Mike Gordon Band for the
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[Jon Gutwillig, photo by Tim Hara]
While many in the Northeast were hit by record snow falls, some headed out of town and on to Jam Cruise or Mayan Holidaze. With sets on the beach by the Disco Biscuits, Umphrey’s McGee, STS9 and more, fans at Holidaze left the cold weather behind and enjoyed themselves in the sun – when they weren’t watching the Big Game on TV.
[Roger Daltrey, photo by Allison Murphy]
For those that stayed in town, many took their talents – and wallets – to Roger Daltrey’s Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp. After rehearsals and masterclasses with Simon Kirke of Bad Company and producer Phil Ramone, the final show at BB Kings in Times Square included a variety of campers and artists playing on such classics as Born To Run and Stand By Me.
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The real stars of the early show this New Year’ weekend were the same as 2006 but at an even higher level. Bassist Victor Wooten and drummer Dave Weckl simply astound with the fluidity imagination and detail in their playing.
The Hidden Land drops in advance of a major year of touring for our beloved Flecktones, who didn’t perform together in 2005 but certainly found ways to occupy themselves, with all four members mounting successful side project jaunts. Hidden isn’t so much a comeback, as some observers have oddly termed it, but rather just picking up where they left off, possibly with a renewed sense of purpose and a sensibility that seems a bit more earthbound.
Photos by Robert Massie of Victor Wooten’s Soul Circus at the House of Blues in Cleveland, OH 11.30.05
Photos by Brian Diescher of Victor Wooten at the Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA on 10/14/05.
Around 2:30am the illegitimate child of Frank Zappa and Phish who grew up and formed a band with the metal loving, mullet wearing kid down the block, ascended to the stage. Opening with a double blast of pure raw energy,