During the show I remembered Billy's comment that furthur was just playing the same old stuff, which IMO couldn't be farther from the truth.
I think Billy needs to reconsider that comment - or update it. I don't know how anyone listening to last nights show (or most current shows) can say furthur is not fresh and innovative. Sure, they play lots of classics, and some jams will always stay the same. Why? We the heads love them and they work.
And I love everything about Billy. But his comment did leave a bad taste in my mouth.
Maybe it's like that line in Deal, Billy knows a little something I won't ever know???? All I know is that to a longtime fan, but an outsider, his comments were surprising.
I believe some of Billy's quote may be out of context, but this was the abridged version of his quote: www.jambands.com/news/2010/12/02/kreutzm...es-a-stab-at-furthur
Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann—who’s currently touring with his band 7 Walkers—shared his thoughts on Furthur in a story by The Press Republican that was released today.
“I haven’t really got much interest in them. They sound just like the other bands out there doing it. What do you call those bands that copy other bands—” Kreutzmann said. “Anyways, I don’t feel they’re doing anything really new with their music.”
Kreutzmann went on to say, “The saddest thing is that they (Furthur) hired a guitar player that’s not Warren Haynes. It’s too bad. They should have hired a great solo guitar player.”
The drummer last made his rounds with former GD bandmates Bob Weir and Phil Lesh—and guitarist Warren Haynes—in 2009 as The Dead. Furthur, which consists of Lesh and Weir, plus newcomers John Kadlecik (Dark Star Orchestra) and drummer Joe Russo (Benevento/Russo Duo), formed and began touring that same year.
7 Walkers will next play on December 9 at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT, while Furthur will ring in the New Year at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.
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