Yes DM you are correct. There were September 03 shows with Joan at both the George and two other Western locations (which were 9/18/03 Irvine, CA and 9/19/03 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA). I actually have copies of these shows I just forgot about them. My bad. I could offer an excuse here (like the shows were not part of the summer tour) but I don't even buy that one. Anyhow, I was very impressed with Joan and her vocal skills. Both her vocal range and abity to bring emotion to the lyrics are IMHO outstanding. I understand if people were not taken with her covers of GD tunes. The nice thing about music is that there is no right or wrong. If you like it you like it, if not, not.
My impression of Joan was like wow, here are GD songs being sung by someone who can actually both sing and bring her own voice to enhance the material, including some wonderful improvisational stuff. In addition to Joan, the 2003 players were Bob, Phil, Bill, Mickey, Jimmy Herring, Rob Barraco and Jeff Chimenti. Lots of other people joined this band for portions of different shows (normally in the first set). This list includes Steve Winwood, Willie Nelson, Greg Osby, Johnnie Johnson, Bob Dylan, Sammy Hagar, Al Schnier, Mark Karan and John Molo.
The people that played with Phil & Friends in 2006 (in addition to Joan) are also some wonderful and familiar musicians, but I will save that list for another time and or thread.
Last Edit: 10 months, 1 week ago by nycdave. Reason: Just Besause!