• Joe Satriani Super Colossal Concert - April 12, 2006 - Massey Hall, Toronto

    13 Abr 2006, 19:32 de dialeleven

    Last night was the Joe Satriani Super Colossal Concert at Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario with special guest Eric Johnson. Two of my axe wielding heroes (Satch being number one, Johnson and Vai close for second).

    Eric opened up and was absolutely unbelievable. For his set, Massey Hall was only half full (those who weren't there missed a spectacular show). Like many guitar virtuosos, you have to see them live to fully appreciate the depth of their talent. It helps if you're 2nd row from the stage and can see all the little details of their playing. Eric's live tone is HUGE. His violin like tone was there in all it's glory and every time he'd play a note in the upper octaves with his sweet singing virbrato it made my ears melt.

    There's so much going on with Eric when he's playing: pick up switching, volume adjustments, pedal stomping, trem virbrato, picking madness, slap harmonics, neck strummed chords to deliver that trebly "chime…