Thursday, March 05, 2009

Jerry Jeff Walker

On February 21, 2009, Steve and I saw Jerry Jeff Walker at the Wheeler Opera House.

Jerry Jeff isn't really my speed but Steve really likes him so I agreed to go see him.

I was very pleasantly surprised. It was an excellent show. There were songs I recognized like Mr. Bojangles and Sangria Wine. There were ballads and there were rollicking Jerry Jeff standards.

He's a winning entertainer, engaging the audience in banter and taking song suggestions while also being willing to charmingly turn other suggestions down.

Jimmy Ibbotson from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band performed a duet with Jerry Jeff for Mr. Bojangles, the second song of the night. It was fun to see the two artists collaborating but Jimmy was a bit frenetic, dancing about the stage. This was probably in part necessitated by the fact that there really wasn't enough room for Jimmy, Jerry Jeff and Jerry Jeff's guitar in front of the microphone but it was still distracting.

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