November 2 1997
|This was a great gig! "Jazzå Bar" is the perfect place to be on a cold November evening - and when the Winter outfit took the stage (or, more correctly, sat down on their kitchen chairs) we could just as well have been in the Texas heat.|
The Three Stooges below right (from left: Gert - our Country Cassette Creator in black Dead T-Shirt, Christer - the P.A.W.S.' Head Honcho and Johan - Music Entrepreneur and THE man to ask if you need info on bands coming to town) were mesmerized and almost forgot reordering a John Bull Bitter.
|Gert Becker says:|
"A nicely composed live act with tough and tender tunes ranging from country, blues and roots to rock, even with some touch of San Francisco psychedelia (Jerry's spirit still lives on!) - and sometimes they get into a Little Feat groove.
Anna-Lena never sounded better than today - and I've heard her a lot of times through the years.
Queen Bee & the Zydeco Amigos were a nice band , but THIS band... WOW!
They sure got taste when it comes to picking songs which will suit them:
"Why Wasn't I More Grateful" (Maria McKee): a great rendition. "Evening Gown" (Mick Jagger): the best country song Mick's ever done - and Anna-Lena sings it like a queen. So good, so great.
"Mr. Jade" (Pete Droge): rarely covered. And you don't even miss the horns.
"The Road's My Middle Name" (Bonnie Raitt): makes you forget the original version completely..."
|I'd like to add that they also feature original material of the highest quality. An impressive quartet altogether:
Anna-Lena - vocals, guitar
Hans - dobro, vocals
Johan - bass
Abbe - drums.
So you desperately want to book these guys for your Birthday Bash - or Saturday night at the local pub? Good thinking!
Send an e-mail to Hans Schakonat or Anna-Lena Winter! And have a look at their website for further info!
|And if you (like me) were truly inspired by Hans' blues/jazz/JerryGarcia-trips on that beautiful golden Dobro's fretboard, why not get some funky gear yourself?! Visit our own guitar page for links to Dobros, Nationals...
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