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Willie Weeks - Eric Clapton - Stevie Windwood

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by 57pbass, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    I went to see this great line up last night at Madison Square Garden NYC

    Eric Clapton Gtr Vcls
    Stevie Windwood Vcls Gtr B-3 Keys
    Willie Weeks Bass
    Ian Thomas Drums
    Chris Stanton - Keyboards

    What a great performance by this great band..

    Willie Weeks was just laying it down... he did not pop or slap a single string note..

    He used an Aguilar DB 750 and an Aguilar 4 x 12 cab.
    Basses -His old Fener maple neck P bass and a Olympic White Jazz. Both passive..4 string.. he is so great...

    I dont know if they are touring with this line up but if they come your way its worth seeing.. Stevie Windwood sounds great too....
  2. nysbob


    Sep 14, 2003
    Cincinnati OH
    I saw Winwood on TV a couple weeks playing some very respectable guitar - I didn't realize he was that strong on it.

    Willie Weeks is a total class act. Sounds like a cool show. :cool:
  3. Commreman

    Commreman Faith, Family, Fitness, and Frets Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    New Jersey
    I was at the first show earlier this week. It was a great show. Willie just stayed in the pocket and did his thing. Winwoods' voice was magnificent, and Clapton was, well, Clapton!

    It's my understanding that this was a three show "one off" performance, and will not become a tour. That's too bad, because they would make a ton of money (and tons of fans very happy) if they took this on the road.

    I've been fortunate enough to see Clapton with Nathan East, and also with Duck Dunn. He gets monster players in his bands!
  4. nysbob


    Sep 14, 2003
    Cincinnati OH
    Who on earth would turn it down? "Sorry Eric, I can't work you in... "
  5. emblymouse

    emblymouse exempt Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    What was the setlist like? (other than the Blind Faith tunes)?
  6. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    01. Had To Cry Today
    02. Low Down
    03. Forever Man
    04. Them Changes
    05. Sleeping In The Ground
    06. Presence Of The Lord
    07. Glad / Well Alright
    08. Double Trouble
    09. Pearly Queen
    10. Tell The Truth
    11. No Face, No Name, No Number
    12. After Midnight
    13. Split Decision
    14. Kind Hearted Woman (Eric Clapton acoustic)
    15. Georgia On My Mind (Steve Winwood on hammond)
    16. Little Wing
    17. Voodoo Child
    18. Can't Find My Way Home
    19. Cocaine

    20. Dear Mr Fantasy
  7. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    One of the times I saw Traffic in the early 70', they had David Hood and Roger Hawkins, on that tour Winwood played a lot of guitar......he was great!
  8. Commreman

    Commreman Faith, Family, Fitness, and Frets Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    New Jersey
    Actually, Steve Gadd turned this down. He's in the studio and getting ready to tour with James Taylor.
  9. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    It would have been great to see Steve Gadd - but Ian Thomas did a great job.. I read that he has performed with Ingognito in the past...
  10. Sneckumhaw


    Apr 26, 2006
    He's that strong all right!


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