The Black Crowes @ Jones Beach
Any night when you get to see the Black Crowes is a good night but it is an even better when you get 5th row, dead center tickets for free from the band. As part of the "Get Tall in the Rockies" contest anyone who entered was given a pair of tickets to any show of there choice. I wasn't expecting such good seats but it was a very pleasant surprise. The bill also featured the Drive-by Truckers who I missed completely but luckily they will be back this fall at Webster Hall. Knowing that I was going to miss the Truckers my friend Ryan and spent some extra time in the lot drinking tall boys of B-weiser because Jones Beach is a dry venue(WTF). We finally entered the venue middle of Robert Randolph's set which was good but was basically the same set he always plays. The Crowes took the stage around 9 and jumped right into the rock. The opened with Virtue and Vice which although it isn't my favorite Crowes song it was a good opener. After a few songs Chris announced that they were going to play a new song and the went into "Magic Rooster Blues" which was awesome. I had already heard this song at one of the Brothers of a Feather shows but it was so much better with the full band. The set from here just took off. Highlights include "Nebakanezer" into a awesome jam that then lead into "Thorn In My Pride" which was followed by a great version of Neil Young's "L.A" . The night ended on a perfect night with a great version of "Can't You Hear me Knocking". Overall it was a amazing time.