Saw Allison Kraus tonite - Jay Bellarose on drums!

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    crash Well-Known Member

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    Went off to see Allison Kraus/ Willie Nelson tonite. The drums looked interesting. Then realized it was Jay Bellarose and his Rolling Bombers. It was a master class in groove and subtleness. Pure Bellarose. Two sticks in one hand, shaker in the other, tambourine on the hihat. Just groovin' like a mofo. When it called for it, he'd let something go that made nondrummers in the crowd gasp.The entire band was awesome. Really played as a unit, dynamic and just what was needed. One of the best shows I've seen. Great to finally see Jay in person.... IMG_1908.jpg
     
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    Awesome! Jay's one of my all-time favorites. Was that in SLO, crash?
     
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    When I hear her voice I am convinced it is what an angel would sound like if singing. To me a very high voice often is difficult to understand. With her every word is clear as a bell. I could listen to her sing all day.
     
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    Vina Robles winery. Up in Paso Robles.
     
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    Love his work,of course,she's outstanding.
     
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    Bet that was a good one for sure.
     
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    DanRH Old guy, getting younger

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    Totally agree. Her band is fantastic! One of my favorites along with Edie Brickell.
     
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    And Willie was fun. Just Willie. Loose, funky, with way more songs then he could play in a night. We can only hope that at 84 we could still put in a night like that! Had Kris Kristofferson as a guest. People we sat next to were friends of his. He just bought a home in Morro Bay.
    It was my birthday bash. No longer get to sing when Im sixty four. Im there!
     
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    Jay is a master - one of my favorites.
     
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    Jay is a wonderful drummer. He plays exactly what every song needs and nothing more. He's a really cool guy, too.
     
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    Great venue! Caught the Jason Bonham Zeppelin thing there last year.
     
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    I'm jealous! I haven't really studied Jay, but he's definitely one of the few drummers that are easily recognizable by his unique style, musicality and groove. I'd love to hear and see him live -- and especially with Allison!
     
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    I'll have to see if they're heading my way.. of course with my luck, they've already been here. Jay is a wonderful player and a great guy. Used to live in Boston many years ago. I haven't crossed his path in way too long.
     

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