last night’s pouring rain hundreds jammed into the friendly confines of the
Café Campus to witness a truly unforgettable show. The mostly middle-aged crowd
was treated to a very intimate night from one of the greatest blues slide
guitarist's in the world.
didn’t need flashy lights and special effects, to get his musical message
across. The crowd watched in awe as Mick cut out some wicked guitar licks.
performed an array of original numbers, along with eclectic blues ballads to
songs borrowed from Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix.
profound absorption of his guitar’s fret-board manifested into several
band provided a steady back beat to his orbital forays. Particularly
native Raphael Storto on drums who recently joined
the band and was cheered on by several relatives in attendance. Bassist Ron
Barry provided a perfect combo with Storto, not
missing a beat. Glenn Roberts Smith, on rhythm guitar was the idyllic
musical meanderings. Last but definitely not least, Peter Brown on
keyboards contributed beautifully layered riffs throughout the night with a
handful of solos
and duos alongside
The two hour plus Café Campus concert was only the third show of the tour and
it left everyone in attendance wanting more, including the band. After the
show I spoke with the drummer, Raphael Storto who
was still in a blissful hyperspace after the concert. Storto
said he was having the time of his life and is honored to be playing with such a
tight band. At the end of the show Mick Taylor stated emphatically, “see you
next year.” I look forward to seeing
and his band again and I hope to see you there as well.