Here at the Swift Agency, still just a guy who’s thankful for the chances he gets to blog about stuff he loves, we’re really lucky to have had the chance to finally see Tequila Sunrise live at House of Blues Cleveland on June 15. The band’s current incarnation has The Agency’s Paul Sidoti on guitar, Mike Meadows also on guitar and Amos J. Heller on bass. The band also features Colin Whinnery on guitar, Jody Harris on drums as well as Sam Haddix and Derek Braunschweiger.
The band really brought it home. You could feel each of them was in their complete comfort zone as they took the stage. I am familiar, but not really an expert on The Eagles enough to judge how close to the original they came, but as a music lover I will say it was a great performance and I believe they more than did justice to the songs I’ve heard.
The set list was the same as their previous performance on December 29, 2011: Hotel California, Victim of Love, New Kid In Town, Victim of Love, New Kid in Town, Life’s Been Good, I Can’t Tell You Why, Lyin’ Eyes, Peaceful Easy Feeling, Take It To The Limit, One Of These Nights, Walk Away, Funk #49, Tequila Sunrise, Love Will Keep Us Alive, The Heart of the Matter, Seven Bridges Road, Heartache Tonight, In The City, Life In The Fast Lane, Already Gone, Rocky Mountain Way, Desperado, Take it Easy, and All Night Long.
Special mentions are Paul Sidoti for Life’s Been Good and All Night Long, Mike Meadows for Lyin’ Eyes, Take It Easy and Heartache Tonight, and Amos J. Heller for I Can’t Tell You Why and Take It To The Limit. There was a great moment when Jim Bonfanti from The Raspberries took the drums for Funk #49. Great work all around and worth the trip to see them play live! Thank you very much guys!
Here’s a clip of Paul Sidoti with Colin Whinnery on the guitar riffs for Hotel California:
Watch Amos J. Heller singing I Can’t Tell You Why, this is only a short clip too:
Here’s Mike Meadows bringing the house down with Lyin’ Eyes:
Coming up in the Calendar!
- July 22: The Teen Choice Awards 2012 air live (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Taylor Swift is nominated for Choice Female Artist, Choice Single by a Female Artist for Eyes Open, Choice Female Country Artist and Choice Country Song for Sparks Fly. You can vote here.