2012 Concerts

Way over 100 shows in 2012- a personal record!

Phil Soussan Band and Open All-star Jam at Café Cordiale Sherman Oaks 8/15/2012

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Rock-n-roll doesn’t get much better than this!  

I finally made it out to Sherman Oaks to the Café Cordiale to see a show.   I knew it was going to be good, but this show ended up being ridiculously good.

Phil Soussan is a rock-n-roll icon.   He’s played with tons of people over the years (Ozzy, Billy Idol, John Waite, etc. etc.)   His band is phenomenal (Phil Soussan- guitar/ vocals, David Filice- bass, Howie Simon- guitar, Jeff Bowders- drums).   Pure musicianship- these guys truly shred.    They played a lot of material from Phil’s solo albums in an absolutely killer set.  Phil also wrote “Shot In The Dark” (that’s him in the original video).  Here’s his version- this was the last song they played before the intermission prior to the open jam):

 

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Ricky “Hollywood” Gordon and friends

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OPEN JAM

What a talented room.  Tons of great musicians got up and played some killer tunes.

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Here’s an incredible medley of Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple tunes (a tribute to Jon Lord).  Check out how sparkly JP Cervoni’s guitar is! 

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 Jeff Scott Soto got up and played excellent versions “Too Much Time On My Hands” by Styx and “Crazy” by Seal.   Incredible.  I saw Seal in concert last week, so it was cool to see a heavy version of that tune. 

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Cara Lee belted out some awesome tunes.

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Brian “Hacksaw Williams” threw down some incredible vocals on a few tunes….

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Brandon Mitchell, singer from 40 Cycle Hum, sang great with Jes Selane on guitar- I was very impressed with these guys.

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Mark bought a couple of Phil’s albums and had them signed after the show.  Phil is a cool dude, for sure… 

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I’ll definitely be back for their next show in two weeks.

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6 comments on “Phil Soussan Band and Open All-star Jam at Café Cordiale Sherman Oaks 8/15/2012

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  6. Rene
    08/16/2012

    Man I really missed a good show. Hopefully Jeff & I can make it out to the show on the 29th.

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