Advice for a concert




 
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Boots
 
July 9th, 2007  
deerslayer
 
 

Topic: Advice for a concert


My brother is studying veterinary medicine in St. Kitts right now, and he's coming home in December. I play the piano and guitar, and I'm in touch with his hunting buddies, who are also musically inclined. We're tossing the idea around of doing a welcome-home concert for him. We all play music in the same genres and styles, mostly classic and southern rock, so choosing the music isn't a big deal.

Would anyone have any advice for putting on a good show for my brother and all of our buddies?
July 9th, 2007  
philam15
 
 
I think you should play bohemian rhapsody *nods head rapidly*
July 9th, 2007  
deerslayer
 
 
neither of us have ever really digged Queen. I was figuring on opening with "Mad Hatter" by Lynyrd Skynyrd, or some other song about either going on or coming home.

Hey, "Comin' Home" wouldn't be a bad choice
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Boots
July 9th, 2007  
philam15
 
 
What about that song by bon jovi....who says you can go home
July 9th, 2007  
deerslayer
 
 
Eww.... Bon Jovi trying to be a country singer.

I was really referring more to planning and that sort of thing. I will try to get some digital video of it, and I am open to suggestions on music, although the band really has the final say on it (I'm an interloper with them, only played with two or three of these guys).
July 9th, 2007  
philam15
 
 
What about "free bird" by skynyrd?
July 9th, 2007  
deerslayer
 
 
that is definitely on the bill. Like I said, we play and listen to southern rock music and blues. There will be a lot of Lynyrd Skynyrd played, since it's one of our favorite bands. Hands down.
July 9th, 2007  
philam15
 
 
What other bands are you guys comfortable playing?

*sigh* if only you were a fellow Queen fan
July 9th, 2007  
deerslayer
 
 
Pick any southern rock or rock-infused blues band out of a hat, along with a few others for coloring, and the true masters of country.

LYnyrd Skynyrd
the Allman Bros.
Marshall Tucker
Hank Williams, Jr.
Shooter Jennings
Waylon Jennings
Travis Tritt
Eric Clapton
Aerosmith

&c. If I remember my original plan correctly, I'd thought about opening with "Electric Rodeo" by Shooter Jennings

Me, I play just about anything. I started out playing the traditional composers on the piano some ten years ago, and didn't start playing the piano again until I heard Errol Garner's music. I've played the guitar for about four years, with an emphasis on blues, country music, and rock.
July 9th, 2007  
philam15
 
 
You HAVE to play Ragdoll by Aerosmith!
Ever heard it?
 


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