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    MA Express, Tres Gusanos, The Other 1/2, & the Wabos

    Well, Sammy really did his best tonight to show us all a good time after missing the Cinco de Cabo shows. Unfortunately his voice just couldn't keep up. Fotunately that was but one element of the show and it was still frickin' great time. Mikey came out as the Mad Anthony Express with Vic and JD and I really loved it; all Roth era VH with only Zep's Immigrant Song as their non-VH tune. Next up; the "jam band" Los Tres Gusanos-Sammy, Mike, Lauser. A lot of fun albeit brief. Then right into The Other Half-Sam, Mike, Vic, Lauser. Frickin' great with Good Enough as the opener for that set. Again, a little too brief for me. Finally, after an intermission we get the Wabos. A great set as usual featuring a couple new tunes such as "Open"(as seen on Youtube) and another which was left over from the Livin" it Up sessions. I always dig Juju, too. During the Wabo set was when it became obvious that Sam was barely going to make it to the end. It got so bad that Mike came out and sang most of Heavy Metal. Hell, I didn't think he would know all of the words! By the last tune which was a killer acoustic version of Dreams his voice was just shredded. BUT, the energy and willingness to play was still there and he put forth a tremendous effort. It was neat to see Mike's daughter on stage a couple times as well as Aaron Hagar and his brother Andrew. It was Father's Day after all! Another great show all in all and once again I pledge to never miss a Sammy show as long he keeps playing up in Tahoe. Oh, yeah Vic still F'n Rocks, too! In fact he was actually playing a Music Man Axis during the MA Express set-for you guitar geeks!
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    Thanks for the update! Too bad about Sammy's voice. Is he still recovering from the still-unknown illness that sidelined him before?

    I look forward to pictures and video. Post 'em, ya'll!

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    Sounded like a cool show!
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    Setlist?

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    Glad to see that somebody from around here made it to the shows. Sure wish I coulda went!

    Sounds like Sammy's still carrying that ailment from before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen View Post
    Setlist?
    What CVH? How can you just gloss over that? LOL

    Why is Sammy's voice shot?

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    Sammy said that he was sidelined for a few weeks, then he thinks he "over-rehearsed" , thus losing his voice. The show ROCKED though and Vic was "frightningly" good on the old VH stuff with Mad ANthony Express. That cat can PLAY.

    Sammy was apologetic for losing his voice, but everyone pitched in to help him out. He didn't want to dissapoint anyone after canceling the cinco shows. The guy is a true artist man, and for 59 years young, he put it all out there!

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    While I feel bad for Sammy losing his voice, I'm ecstatic that he's sorta turned it into a family event with all the relatives coming on and everyone pitching in when Sammy's voice went. It's obvious that he cares and surrounds himself with people that care. Hopefully, that was a lessons-learned from the 2004 VH tour.

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    What I wouldn't give to see the Mad Anthony Express. It's apparently gonna be the closest thing to original VH vocals since Mikey's willing to sing the classics. Be nice if they'd add more shows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smithjc View Post
    What I wouldn't give to see the Mad Anthony Express. It's apparently gonna be the closest thing to original VH vocals since Mikey's willing to sing the classics. Be nice if they'd add more shows.
    They will be included on Sammy's tour later on this year.

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    That's great to hear, maybe I'll be able to catch them (as long as Mikey's gonna be there). Mikey did mention during the interview that he was touring with Sammy through the fall so I hope I can see them.

    Anywhere to find the dates yet? Thanks.
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    sounds like a killer show.....great to see Sam and Mike out there playing, and giving it all they got despite said voice problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smithjc View Post
    That's great to hear, maybe I'll be able to catch them (as long as Mikey's gonna be there). Mikey did mention during the interview that he was touring with Sammy through the fall so I hope I can see them.

    Anywhere to find the dates yet? Thanks.
    I'm sure redrocker.com will have them when they're announced.

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    D'OH!!!

    I saw one of Sammy's cabo tours and didn't care for the cantina theme and all the people/waitresses on stage. It was too distracting. If he and Mikey would just play straightup tuneage, that'd be kewl.

    Thanks for the clue. Can't believe I forgot about his website!
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    Hope his voice recovers by Wednesday for the St. Louis show!
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