Myron's Cabaret Club Review
Thanks Richard Campbell
I saw MT last night in Charlottetown. Great show. Here's my thoughts on the performance.
Mick Taylor played Myron's Cabaret (Charlottetown PEI Canada) last night for about 500 people. He was on-stage for about 1.5 hours and the experience of seeing and hearing him up close was unforgettable. The man is a blues master. When he appeared on-stage, there was a gap of about 7-8 metres between the stage and all of us who were standing about on the floor. He called out to us, "Come on up closer to the stage." So I had the fortune of spending his entire performance directly in front of him, about 1.5 metres away.
Mick looked pretty healthy to me. Overweight but not grossly so. He just needs to exercise his body like he does his fingers.
He played deeply, fully, and with control of his music and the back-up band, The Dogs. The Dogs are from Charlottetown and are a very tight unit. MT was able to spend two days rehearsing with them. The chemistry was dynamic and everyone seemed to enjoy playing with one another. There were plenty of smiles. Often Mick would saunter over to the bass player or guitarist, say something and they would laugh. Several times, Mick put the spot-light on the back-up guitarist to let him do some lead work. Classy thing.
They did two Stones songs, CYHMK and the old standard, You Gotta Move. I tghink he especially enjoys doing CYHMK because he knows Ron Wood does it on the 40 Licks Tour. Maybe MT is just reminding everyone that it's really HIS SONG. IT certainly was last night. My favorite though was Blind Willy McTell. Great version with a long, extended lead solo.
Mick had one beer during the show. He lost his ear plugs several times. At the end, he said the audience had been great. Lots of calls for an encore...
There's talk of having MT return for a more complete tour of Atlantic Canada. The Promoter who arranged the Charlottetown show told me that MT was interested in this idea.