Bruce handpicked this show to share with us for our 2018 Daly Dose Day.
It’s easy to see why Bruce is proud of the show. A 13-minute White-Wheeled Limousine, 10-minute Funhouse (Gibb Droll!), 12-minute End of the Innocence and 10-minute Way It Is contribute to a stellar set from Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Each of the band take a solo on Place Under the Sun before landing on a Ross Holmes/Sonny Emory duo, who were tearing it up together all through this tour.
A four-minute intro to The Way It Is showcases a choice organ solo from J.T. Thomas (and another during), and the “back porch set” (Bruce’s words) includes Black Rats of London, Tipping and Over the Rise with Bruce on dulcimer, Sonny Emory on washboard and Ross Holmes with some incredible fiddling… and Gibb Droll is loud and clear on guitar throughout.
Look for another fine solo from Ross Holmes to open On the Western Skyline too.
To close the show, Bruce notes, Mighty Rainbow is the latest reinvention of Rainbow’s Cadillac.
To quote Bruce midway through the show: “They never know where I’m going but they’re really good at following me. They don’t know because I don’t know…”
The band are: Bruce Hornsby, Ross Holmes (mandolin and fiddle), Sonny Emory (drums), J.V. Collier (bass), Gibb Droll (guitar) and J.T. Thomas (keyboards).
07/20/17 Frederik Meijer Amphitheater – Grand Rapids, MI
Little Sadie > White-Wheeled Limousine > Long Black Veil, Place Under the Sun, Look Out Any Window, Funhouse, Gulf of Mexico Fishing Boat Blues, End of the Innocence, The Way It Is, Black Rats of London*. Tipping* > (Superfreak), Over the Rise*, On the Western Skyline, Mighty Rainbow
Notes: * denotes on dulcimer
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By popular request, you can download all songs from this concert in one Zip file here:
July 20 2017 whole show ZIP file (163.9 MiB)
(If you need them, here are some instructions on opening a Zip file).
Otherwise, here is each song for individual download:
01. White-Wheeled Limousine (20.6 MiB)
02. Place Under the Sun (9.5 MiB)
03. Look Out Any Window (15.6 MiB)
04. Funhouse (17.0 MiB)
05. End of the Innocence (19.1 MiB)
06. Gulf of Mexico Fishing Boat Blues (7.8 MiB)
07. The Way It Is (16.7 MiB)
08. Black Rats of London (12.9 MiB)
09. Tipping (9.6 MiB)
10. Over the Rise (11.7 MiB)
11. On the Western Skyline (14.7 MiB)
12. Rainbow's Cadillac (8.9 MiB)
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