Joe Walsh & Bad Company Live at the BB & T in Camden, NJ

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This was a great show at the BB & T in Camden, NJ. To start the show off, we had a gentleman named Steve Rodgers playing about 30 minutes for the show opener. Good music & a good voice to boot. I’ll have to check out his album. Up next was Joe Walsh with the great Joe Vitale on drums & keyboards, also Waddy Wachtel on rhythm guitar, also on drums was Chad Cromwell. I was hoping to see Chad & Joe Vitale do a multiple drum duo, as I saw Joe Vitale do in the 80’s. Maybe next time. Larry Young on Bass, Jimmy Wallace on keyboards & Clayton Janes on Samples. The backup singers also did a great job. A Joe Walsh show is always a great show & Joe does communicate with the audience quite a bit.  The set list for Joe Walsh was Walk Away, Analog Man, The Bomber-Closet Queen-Bolero-Cast Your Fate To The wind Medley. The Medley does smarming around, so, this may not be entirely accurate. I felt like I had heard Joe songs that I don’t remember him playing the whole song. After this Joe dedicated the next song to Glenn Frey, and played Take It To The Limit, which the backup singers did a great job doing the vocals of Randy Meisner. Following that Joe went back to his Barnstorm days with Turn To Stone, In the City, from the Warriors soundtrack, that eventually the Eagles did a version of, Funk #49, Life’s Been Good, Life In The Fast Lane, then Joe & the gang went off stage. They came back with a smoking version of Rocky Mountain Way. Joe & company always put on a great show & you have to go see him, if you get the chance.

Following Joe Walsh, was Bad Company. There were only 2 original members of Bad Company at this show. Lead singer & front man, Paul Rogers, who did a great job & really involved the crowd, as Joe Walsh did, by leaving sections for the audience to sing along with. Also, Simon Kirke on the drums. Simon always puts on a great show behind the drum kit.Mick Ralphs was not at this show, in his place, they had Howard Leese, from the original version of Heart. Howard Leese had all of the music down, but, there was almost no interaction with the audience. I do love his playing, but, smile Howard. Howard also played mandolin on Crazy Circles. Rich Robinson from the Black Crowes was also on guitar, Todd Ronning on bass rounded out the band. They played a bunch of Bad Company hits. The set list consisted of Live For The Music, Gone Gone Gone, Feel Like Making Love, with Paul Rogers playing a harmonica solo, Burning Sky with a cool intro, Bright lights, Ready For love, Crazy Circles, See The Sunrise, which is a bonus track from the remastered version of Straight Shooter, Running With pack, Movin’ On, Shooting Star, Rock & Roll Fantasy, they then left the stage & came back to play Bad Company, and, Can’t Get Enough. The show was very energetic & everybody had a great time. I recommend that you see this tour if you can. 5 out of 5 Music Guru Stars.

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