From: Greg Lyons
Date: Monday, October 08, 2001 12:46:58 PM
Subject: [GBrown-L] Colorblind James Benefit 10/6
Oh my what a fun Saturday evening we did have! Mr. Brown arrived around 7pm with the usual tattered green cap and a pink sweater. He confirmed to us that he had indeed been in upstate NY for the last 10 days recording his new unit (nobody's used that term around here in a while) and hangin' out at the Savoca/Heitzman ranch! I'm bettin' some fun was had over there in the Syracuse area! Okay, back to the show. We were a little late getting the sound system set up (half of the crew didn't show:-( but everyone was patient and we did the sound check around 7:30pm. Things went quite well and Greg did a couple of new ones right away. I think the titles are something like "The Big Thing" and "Blue Blue Window", more on the second one later! The doors finally opened not too long before 8 and I apologize to anyone who we kept waiting who is reading this. We had quite a few reservations but really didn't know how well the show would sell on such short notice. Slowly but surely we sold out and that's great for the Colorblind Benefit! Jim "Chuck" Cuminele was a true leader of our local music scene and he'll be missed. I was glad to see his wife at the show as well as several musicians that Chuck has played with in past years.
Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman opened the show and played several of their originals much to the crowds appreciation. We didn't even bother taking their stuff down as they were GBs' backing band! With a short introduction Greg sauntered on stage now with glasses and the standard white sleeveless t-shirt. He grabbed a music stand on his way to the stage and proceeded to set up a bunch of notes on the stand. In the past, this usually means new material ahead, and it sure did this evening. He also seems to have yet another new guitar but I'm sorry that I didn't catch the name on it. Here's the set list with a few comments:
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