June 29, 2009

My first time at SUMMERFEST!

Summerfest is incredible. Its the BIGGEST rock and roll show ANYWHERE and I can imagine spending an entire week there. Too tired to describe it but check out their website to get a feel for it....

Have I mentioned lately how much I LOVE these two women! Just got back from another great performance by two of the queens of rock and roll (imo there are very few women that can claim that title, it belongs to Janis, Chrissie and the Wilson sisters).

Not only was it a great show, but I got to sit between two guys who are passionate about music, Drew (my honey and the reason that I am here in Wisconsin) and Joe, the fantabulously groovy rock and roll writer and blogger extraordinaire.

It was great to meet Joe (aka Rock and Roll Guru). He is exactly the same in person as he is on his blog - full of life, fun, interesting and a down to earth great guy.

Ann and Nancy kicked ass as usual. Those two only get better with age. I love them! Ann's voice is exceptional. She's managed to keep her voice strong all these years. Not a single note was less than perfect. And Nancy is so fun to watch....she plays with her own style and sense of fun. I hope they keep rockin for years to come.

They did one of their new songs during the encore. It hasn't been released yet and I can't remember the name of it, but they dedicated it to "Michael" and I assumed they were referring to Michael Jackson. To read a very moving story about Stevie Wonder's performance and tribute to Michael last night at Summerfest, see Joe's post here.

Tomorrow night its back for more great music, we will be seeing Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam. In fact, I may even get to meet Davy, should I tell him I chose his band as the number one new band of 2008? Can not wait to hear him play/sing.

13 comments:

drewzepmeister said...

Their performances of Love Reign Over Me and Going to California were also highlights! A great show with a great gal! It was nice meeting with Joe! Had a great time:)

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Drew, being there with you made it one of the best times I have ever had at any concert.

paul said...

ann's covers album from a year or 2 ago is one of my favourites, Immigrant Song is almost (gulp) as god as the original, total class !

Dan said...

I agree with Drew. They almost performed the cover songs better than the originals. I met up with Joe but did not see you guys. Maybe Weds if you are still here. Gotta go see Dylan.

rockandrollguru said...

It was groovy, baby!! Look forward to hanging out again today!

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Paul, she has an amazing voice. I think Robert P. would agree!

Dan, we will be there for Davy K and BDS. Have you seen Dylan before??? I saw him once and couldn't understand a thing he said or sang. I love him though!!!

Guru, hell yeah!

Jeff said...

I'm glad you saw a great show!

Bond said...

Glad you are having so much fun...

I have to add Gracie in that list

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Jeff, thanks! I wish you were able to go to more this summer!

Bond, Yes, she belongs on it too. Not a personal favorite but definitely fits.

drewzepmeister said...

Paul-They played the Immigrant Song!

Dan-We'll be there today.

Guru-See ya there!

Dan said...

Never have seen him though I saw him on tv once where I couldnt understand him. I am hoping he enunciates at least a little. I am going for the history of it. Plus a little Willie Nelson. Have fun today.

Sean Coleman said...

Brilliant. Dreamboat Annie is my favorite Heart album. The Zep and Who covers must have been awesome.

Malcolm said...

Heart is on my list of artists that I want to see live, but haven't yet. One of these days I hope to hear Ann and see Nancy do her kicks and spins in person. I look forward to when their next CD gets released.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...