I was a big fan. These ladies are players. I saw them when they were the openers for Humble Pie's "Rockin' the Fillmore" shows. (Lee Michaels was actually the opener. Fanny was on just before Humble Pie.)
Yeah, that 1-4-5 can get real old real fast. Its all about feel, serious dynamics and making sure that you don't play two songs in a row in the same key to keep the night entertaining.
Otherwise in the words of Muddy....
Yep. Besides having big ears make sure you have big eyes! If not pre-arranged you should be able to pick up right away which of the guys you can get your visual cues
from. Its all about the feel and dynamics!