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Buckethead @ B.B. King Blues Club (8/18/2011)


Artist: Buckethead
Venue: B.B. King Blues Club (New York, NY)
Opener: Wolff and Tuba
Date: 8/18/2011
Label: Independent Artist

As I walked into this particular event at B.B. King’s I had admit that I was again hitting a show that I had such a finite amount of background on. Sure I knew that Buckethead was one of the many faces (or masks) involved with Axl Roses ever shifting Guns ‘N Roses project but outside of that I didn’t know a whole lot about the guitar virtuoso. Tonight would be my chance to get a look under the bucket right? Let’s face it, it is impossible to be totally up to speed on everyone and even some of the more popular radio and television hosts have their work cut out for them nowadays with so many bands and musicians out there active on the scene. I had just been here the night before when the Progressive Rock bands Nektar, Brainticket and Huwe Lloyd-Langdon performed their brand of “Space Rock” for that genre’s fans and now it was only something equally progressive in some sense. Arriving at B.B. King’s shortly after the doors opened found me seeing the crowd that had assembled still walking in. There were A LOT of people here for this guy tonight and it was great to see them lined up down the block. I got inside just before the opening act which was listed as Wolff. I would soon learn that this was actually “Wolff and Tuba”. Here is how my evening progressed.
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