Great concert last night, chris played with a lot of heart and soul, the power of the blues certainly came across in his singing and slide work, which continues to blow me away. I've seen Chris once before, on his farewell tour in 2006, and having just turned 22 im relatively new to chris's work but am a massive fan of him and the blues in general. There was more a "show" about last night, more set design then the farewell tour and chris seemed to enjoy the centre stage more then the last tour, playing some awesome slide solo's. I liked the new additions to the songs esp. the slide work on Julia and extra drum work on stainsby girls while chris engaged with the audience. The delmonts part was superb, robert ahwai showed his stuff more then the previous tour allowed, and i think colin hodgkinson is a good addition to the band, but i do hope he tours with sylvain marc again. The pick of crop would have to be "I can't wait for love" loved the moody start and slide solo as the HBN's section began.
All in all a superb night and I look forward to the "autumn return" of the delmonts in whatever form that takes, my only moan was the lack of a second encore, the audience was left wanting more! I hope some live recordings are produced too!
Cheers and long live Chris and his music!
Jump a train from Chicago
Trace it back
with the neck of a bottle
and the groove of the tracks
oh mississippi...running through my veins