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I saw Tony Franklin last night

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by JoeGibb, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. JoeGibb


    May 26, 2011
    So I went to a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert last night with my dad, kind of a bonding thing. Kenny Wayne Shepherd was opening for them. 98% of the music/bassists I listen to are in the Metal category, so I was blissfully unaware of who was in what band.

    Anyway, Kenny Wayne comes out on stage with his band and introduces everybody, and BAM.....Tony Franklin.

    I turn to my dad and say, "That's TONY FRANKLIN!"
    Blank stare.

    I turn to the guy behind me.
    "That's Tony Franklin."
    Blank stare.

    So I go back to wacthing the show. And he tore it up all through their set. Played his fretless, played a standard P/J, and even played with a pick.

    Anyway, i guess thats about it. Just wanted to tout my fanboy experience from last night. It was the first time I've seen a 'renowned' bassist. I'm hesitant to use that word, but you guys know what I mean.:D
  2. That's an awesome surprise man! I love watching solid bassists like him in action
  3. richardkimball


    May 19, 2013
    I was a Kenny Wayne Shepherd fan for a couple of years before Tony joined the fun. I saw him in Tulsa in Nov 2011. Honestly, I had not heard of him, but he really brought the band to a new level live, not just with his skills, but he actually looks like he is having a good time, not just standing there collecting a check. He's part of the reason for my interest in playing bass as well as guitar.
  4. Bob C

    Bob C

    Mar 26, 2000
    Duluth, MN
    All I knew about Tony Franklin was that he was in The Firm with Paul Rodgers and Jimmy Page. But he popped up in a Bass Player interview a couple months ago. I guess he's still going strong.

    BTW, I loved his bass playing in The Firm. "Radioactive" kills.
  5. giacomini


    Dec 14, 2008
    Florianopolis - Brazil
    Endorsing: Copetti Guitars

    Tony is a great player, never seen him live, but records speak up good enough about him :D
  6. Johno Dunn

    Johno Dunn Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2007
    Carpinteria, Ca.
    Blue Murder!


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