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One of my favorite songs of the concert was a blues number that I'd never heard the Doobies do before, Long Way Home by Sonny Boy Williamson. I wish they would record it, and if they already have, I wish I could find a copy of it. It was amazing.
After about 40+ years together they are very tight musically. They sound like they do on their albums, only better. There's nothing like live music!
At one point someone in the audience passed an album onstage, looking for an autograph. Patrick Simmons looked at the album and stated that it was a bootleg...an album that they never got paid for. There was laughter and then he signed it. I wonder what he wrote!
I found a couple of videos on YouTube from the concert that are fairly good quality from Tuesday night in Red Deer. I hope that the links remain up. Here is Jesus Is Just Alright and Long Train Running.
|Patrick Simmons (left) & John McFee|
If the Doobies are playing anywhere close, I'll plan to be there. To me, their music sounds as good today as it did years ago.