The casino's outdoor amphitheater was nearly sold out for this show with over 4,000 in attendance. The amphitheater holds 4,800.
The night started right on time with the legendary guitarist, BB King.
Riley B. King, known by the stage name B.B. King, is an American blues musician, singer, songwriter, and guitarist.
Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at No. 6 on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time (previously ranked No. 3 in the 2003 edition of the same list), and he was ranked No. 17 in Gibson's "Top 50 Guitarists of All Time".
According to Edward M. Komara, King "introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato that would influence virtually every electric blues guitarist that followed."
King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. He is considered one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, earning the nickname "The King of Blues", and one of the "Three Kings of the Blues Guitar" (along with Albert King and Freddie King).
B.B. King is also known for performing tirelessly throughout his musical career appearing at 250-300 concerts per year until his seventies. In 1956 it was noted that he appeared at 342 shows, and still at the age of 87 King appears at 100 shows a year.
This was this examiners first time seeing this great legend live. At 87 years old, King still knows how to jest with the audience and tell stories about his family growing up as he did for the first part of his set. He then introduced his band before starting things off.
Framptom came out during Kings set and played "The Thrill Is Gone" with him, this really got the crowd to their feet. Two legends on one stage at the same, it was very exciting to say the least.
Kings set lasted around 45 minutes and went something like this,
"Introduction Jam I" (stories to the fans), "Introduction Jam II" (Introducing the band), "Nobody Loves Me But My Mother", "I Need You So", "Let the Good Times Roll" (Instrumental), "You Are My Sunshine" (Jimmie Davis cover) and
"The Thrill Is Gone" (with Peter Frampton).
The night only got better as the one and only, Peter Framptom hit the stage.
Peter Kenneth Frampton is an English musician, singer, songwriter, producer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist.
He was previously associated with the bands Humble Pie and The Herd.
Frampton's international breakthrough album was his live release, Frampton Comes Alive!. The album sold more than six million copies in the United States alone and spawned several hits.
Since then he has released several major albums. He has also worked with David Bowie and both Matt Cameron and Mike McCready from Pearl Jam, among others.
Frampton is best known for such hits as "Breaking All The Rules", "Show Me the Way", "Baby, I Love Your Way", "Do You Feel Like We Do", and "I'm in You", which remain staples on classic-rock radio.
Current members include, Peter Frampton-(vocals, guitar, talkbox), Stanley Sheldon-(bass), Adam Lester-(guitar), Rob Arthur-(keys, guitar, backing vocals) and Dan Wojciechowski-(drums).
The set lasted nearly two hours and went like this,
"Magic Moon", "Doobie Wah", "Lines On My Face", "Show Me The Way", "Double Nickels", "I'll Give You Money", "Shoot Out The Lights" (with Richard Thompson), "Tear Stained Letter" (with Richard Thompson), "Baby, I Love Your Way", "Black Hole Sun" (instrumental Soundgarden cover),"Do You feel Like We Do", "Off the Hook" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (with Richard Thompson)
As soon as Frampton hit the stage the crowd jumped to their feet and remained there singing and dancing to nearly song.
Frampton also introduced bassist Stanley Sheldon as the only person left in the band that was standing right next to him on the night that the album "Framptom Comes Alive" was recorded.
As usual, Frampton never disappoints his fans with a very good live show, a show that anyone who loves his music should not miss.
A good time was had by all.
The Thunder Valley Casino Resort is a great place to see a show. As the Summer Concert Series is coming to an end, there are still some great shows left to see this Summer. To see who's still to come, (click here)
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