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Minneapolis, MN

Written by Bill Seamans Jun 06, 2008 at 02:25 PM
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I hope all you Peter Green fans get to see a show in a small club setting peter and the Splinter band played great. Peter had a big ass smile on his face all nite so must like playing live again. They played some blues covers and some fleetwood mac covers that pete wrote and some rock tunes going down and Jimi Hendrix. Go see a show if you get a chance.
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A Fine Evening

Written by LawyerMac Jun 06, 2008 at 02:23 PM
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Peter Green and the Splinter Group played to a capacity crowd at the Cabooze, a popular blues/rock club in Minneapolis. Between 500 and 750 people were sandwiched into the place , so every ovation was a standing ovation. Peter and the fellows played a two hour set including two sets of encores. Highlights included a very rocking version of Rattlesnake Shake, Shake Your Hips, Black Magic Woman, Green Manalishi - which really rocked the house, as well as a fine version of Going Down (originally a Jeff Beck Group tune?) A fine fine version of Albatross, as well as tunes like It Takes Time, Homework, The Stumble, and other more recent tunes. Nigel, Peter and Roger covered the waterfront in styles and songs. Also in there were a couple of Robert Johnson originals. Peter was in good form, as always leaving plenty of room for Nigel, but when Peter decided it was time to play he ROCKED ! I don't know whether any of them knew it when Nigel introduced "Where the Indians Win" , but the club is four blocks from one of the highest concentrations of urban Indians in the nation, (How ironic). After the set the band came out to greet the fans. Peter and Nigel in particular were sought after. I myself had Peter sign my 8-tracks of Then Play On ( first version without Oh Well!) and In The Skies - interestingly enough, he signed In The Skies as Peter Greenbaum, but Then Play On as Peter Green! The next gig is at the Fillmore in San Francisco. Nigel was in good form as well this evening. For someone who only recently came back to the instrument, The Green God still has his mythical qualities. And the band is tight. It was a fine evening, with a reasonable ticket of $15. Tim Sparks, a local blues/jazz guitarist opened the show with acoustic tunes.
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