It was just John Platania and me tonight.. I guess the good thing about that is that so much focus can be put on John who deserves all the credit for so many amazing years of magical playing.
What a great venue to play… Played here years ago when it was called the Towne Crier… such a comfortable place .. with an extremely good sound system and wonderful people hosting and doing the sound… big thanks to Peter and Alex for that!
Again we focused on Whiskey Salesman tonight. After opening with a song, “The Real Thing“ from my 1974 album Last Chance.. we played 10 songs in a row from Whiskey Salesman.
There were so many highlights tonight but I’ll name a few from WS .. first of all, I had such fun when we performed the title song, Whiskey Salesman. There seem to be such a connection with the audience and lots of good natured smiles floating around the room.
“I Love You Today“… this is one of the many songs from Whiskey Salesman seem to totally connect. I had chills when we performed it.. it’s nice when it’s like that, where you can enjoy the connection as much is the audience ..that song can take me good places.. and it certainly did tonight.
I loved “A Sip or Two of Good Scotch” tonight… which talks about my friend John Prine‘s last album and ends with great solos from John Platania!
The simple little song, “Some Hearts“ always seems to connect on a huge level… With me and the audience… It is certainly did tonight… I probably would say the same for “I Like Ridin’” .. which is the new single… Which also means the video is available to be seen as well!! I think you will all like it. As simple as it is I think it’s special.
Probably the three songs mentioned most after the shows were “I Love You Today“, “I Like Ridin'” and the song I wrote about Joan and me visiting Naples Florida called, “Naples“… lots of talk about this one after the show and the previous show.
Another highlight for me was singing the song that I wrote for the golfing sisters Brooke and Brittany Henderson. “ I’ll Carry For You”.
By the way, as I am writing this Brooke is tied for the lead in the LPGA Lotte Golf Championship from Hawaii.
I am writing this from Rochester and last night we had a day off. “We” means John Platania, my great friend from Alberta Canada, Neil McGonigal and me. Neil flew in to help tour manage this excursion to upper New York State into and out of Canada.
So last night, with the day off we relaxed with the Golf Channel and rooted for Brooke and her sister caddy Brittany.. it was a good night!
Back to the show Daryl’s House:
Love the version of the Angel of the Morning tonight – beautiful to hear the audience singing along with this just like they did at the Loft in New York… Wild Thing was spirited and sexy and fun tonight and the song for the prisoners, “Fuck All the Perfect People “ was certainly a highlight …maybe the biggest one of all .. Don’t we all love to sing the chorus!
Tonight we encored with another song from “ The Little Prayers Trilogy“…. “ I’ll Only be me Once”
…with the audience singing along by the end ..and how beautiful that chorus sounded!
Thanks to all for a great night the brilliant John Platania and I enjoyed every minute of it
Said hi to several
Wow!! So great to see son-in-law Frank’s lovely cousin Jean and husband Carlton.. The nicest people …along with their friends Chris and Vicky. Joan and I just loved seeing you guys.. thanks so much for making the long trip!
So great to see my old pre high school great friend Bill Kraft And brother…… Bill ..great that we’ve stayed in touch over the years I always love seeing you… I should’ve played “Yonkers New York“ for us tonight … shame on me!
It was great to see my old friend Eddie Solan and his wife Rory.. just at the end of sound check sorry I missed you at the end it said that hope all is well and thanks so much for coming! What a great surprise!!
Great to see my old friend Zeek… One of my son’s neighborhood friends from the early days, who I spent some time coaching… Loved to see you , Michael and mom Alice… Just great that you could be here!
A big hello to Joe from Yonkers and Carolyn a relative .. grandmother on my father side was your grandmother’s sister… did I get that right Carolyn? .. anyway it was good to see you again hope I’m getting these names right..
Hi Mark I think it was Mark. Music teacher from Yonkers? It was nice talking to you and hope we get a chance to do something together to support the cause. you figure something out talk to Chuck, thanks
Good to see you Jacque (A very good and kind radio host) and friend Elisa…
Hi to Gene .. and Norma and Glenn and Jim and John and Frankie .. hi Ernie and Barbara
Hi Craig… good to see you at the end of the night over at the bar area and as you were heading out the door …not many people know JP as long as we do!
and Howard… I thought you’d be missing in action again… Great to see you! Actually it is always great to see you and I appreciate your support over the years!
Thanks to all for a special night… Hope to see you soon.