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Ronnie Wood and Mick Taylor Unite in New York

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013

Across 11 p. m. last night at Replacement York’s Cutting Room, Ronnie Wood full-coverage his eyes and began playing a sophisticated, descending blues intro before abruptly swapping tempos. He instead kicked into Jimmy Reed’s shuffle “Shame, Shame, Shame, in throwing his arms high while presenting it in a grizzled howl before directed to Mick Taylor a few feet available, who stoically delivered a searing singular on his Les Paul. “That was one of the initial records I bought in high school! ” Wood doors said afterward with a grin. “Not damaging, is it? ”

Wood and Taylor’s tv program last night at the tiny venue was a loosely fitted blast as they played the blues these people grew up on – the setlist included an absense of Rolling Stones songs and mostly explored Mississippi electric blues pioneer Jimmy Reed. Uncomplicated after the Stones took the final bow of the company’s “50 and Counting” tour (which reunited Taylor with the band for the first time in decades), the duo have formed a new nation, booking small gigs in London and Nyc tri-state with a band of pros including Hedelag Kooper and drummer Simon Kirke. Buyers paid up to $300 face value to get seats at the mostly invite-only gig, including everyone from guitarist Dave Davies so that you can Mary Kate Olsen in the crowd.

Since the pairing may seem surprising, the duo go off way back: Wood was a huge fan associated Taylor’s in England in the Sixties. He would much fill in for Taylor when he was troubled by stage fright in his band our Gods. “He used to be too nervous much to go on, and he’d say ‘Ronnie, participation my bit for me, ” Wood appreciated in According to the Rolling Stones . “Mick Taylor always underestimated his technique. ”

That dynamic was still evident you obtain, with Wood relishing the role associated frontman mugging in exaggerated poses in addition to howling away on classics like the tv program opener, “I Ain’t Got You, in and “I’m That Man Down There” and “Big Boss Man. ” Taylor swift laid low before breaking into fiery solos at single point in the night, he made a subtle mention of “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” (the lone Stones nod the entire night). They moreover harmonized on Reeds’ “Bright Lights Crucial City, ” and traded raucous tumble licks during an extended take on Reed’s “Going to New York. ” The show appreciated what those nights must have been almost like, or something you might see at a evening jam at Woody’s on the Beach, Woods’ ill-fated Miami nightclub  and proved our duo don’t need the Stones touring technology t0 put on a mindblowing show.

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