Thanks very much for all the great suggestions! I look forward to digging in and giving them a chance.
My story is that I saw these guys at Radio City last year for the first time.
I was not super impressed musically. But I was also biased by the fact that I thought
it was really weird that they hired a guy who had spent most of his life trying to nail Jerry's
sound and phrasing. After so many evolutionary Phil & Friends experiences, this seemed
like a step backwards and not a step 'Furthur.'
I'm not usually the type to let those things get in my way. (Ya know people that say, yea
but it's the point of the thing!) But for some reason, that one bothered. I kept thinking...
Jerry would be creeped out by this. He hated nostalgia!
But it's been a while. They have one less drummer now. I love Joe Russo. And it's silly of me
not to give these guys another chance. So thus, this email.
Now...Anyone have an extra for this weekend to turn a non-believer into a believer?
Thanks again folks for all the good dialogue here!