Hill Country Revue & The Lee Boys
The Visulite Theatre
Charlotte, NC USA
April 7, 2010

A Doodee Music Master Recording

"If it's a DOODEE, you know it's the SHITŪ"
- Stripeydave 2008

This post is all about freely sharing some great music, spreading the word about these bands, increasing sales of their goods and attendance at their shows and having a little fun - please comply on all fronts.

An exchange between Cody and a fan about 3 songs in pretty much sums up his frame of mind at this show - "Are we just loud as hell my man? I see you holdin' your ears over here. i just cain't help it, it sounds so good in The Visulite tonight. Tell me to turn that damn guitar down and I will." Some order in the world prevailed and nobody asked Cody to turn it down which you'll hear firsthand on this fine show. Don't know if the recent stint behind the kit with North Mississippi Allstars left Cody with a case of cabin fever or what but he was a beast on the guitar tonight, both in peformance and volume. Kirk did his share of heavy lifting as well. This is a band rooted in the blues but you could call this a full-on rock show just the same.

Looks like Chris Chew is sitting this round out. Doc Samba is on board manning the 5 string bass and he sure seemed to know his way around it. Still not quite the same without our big ol' master of ceremonies.

Got a new tune that the band said would be on the upcoming record and a really fine encore set performed in cahoots with The Lee Boys.

This recording ended up with a pretty nice soundstage. At The Visulite you have the opportunity to record about 15 feet back from a stage that's probably 40 feet wide which results in some nice imaging. I encourage using the headphones on this one folks. You'll get an enjoyable "I'm there" live guitar experience with Cody in the right channel and Kirk in the left.

Hill Country Revue and The Lee Boys - the sacred blues meets the sacred steel. I cain't find a dang thing wrong with that. Bet you cain't either. This one earns the guarantee in triplicate. Check the samples. Y'all enjoy.

Hill Country Revue
01. Hill Country Revue
02. Alice Mae (RL Burnside)
03. Raise Your Right Hand
04. You Told My Woman
05. Ramblin'
06. Georgia Women (RL Burnside)
07. "North Mississippi" Chant
08. Let Me Love You
09. You Can Make It
10. Dirty Shirt
11. Chalk It Up
12. Going Down (Freddie King)
Hill Country Revue & The Lee Boys
13. Tuning Jam
14. Instrumental
15. Bo Diddley>
16. Not Fade Away (Buddy Holly)
17. Voodee Child (Jimi Hendrix)

Hill Country Revue
Cody Dickinson - G/Washboard/V
Doc Samba - B
Ed "Hot" Cleveland - D
"Dixie" Dan Coburn - V/H
Kirk Smithhart - G/V

The Lee Boys
Alvin Lee - G/V
Roosevelt "The Dr." Collier - PS
Alvin Cordy Jr. - B/V
Earl Walker - D

I'll post The Lee Boys opening set separately.

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Hill Country Review is one of few bands who embrace audience audio AND video recording at their shows. Thanks to them for allowing me to record and share this for free with y'all. Special thanks to Ryan Kingsbury and Red Light Management for embracing and supporting the taping scene. In exchange I expect y'all to support the band by attending their shows and buying their recordings and merchandise. That goes for The Lee Boys too. You'll find them active on the LMA as well.

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