So I'm never one to pass up a Jeff Beck show, one of my favorite guitarists. This show was a double dinger, and also allowed me to catch ZZ Top for the first time.
For 2015, Jeff is touring with some new and some familiar face. His band included the following personnel:
- Jimmy Hall - vocals
- Rhonda Smith - on bass, and backing vocals.
- Jonathan Joseph - drums
- Nicolas Meier - guitar
I had seen Rhonda with Jeff before in Houston. She was awesome. The surprise of the night was the singer, Jimmy Hall. He totally blew us away. Jeff rarely plays with singers, but when he uses one, they are always exceptional.
This part of the show went by way too quickly. The setlist included a mix of old and new stuff.
It was good to see ZZ Top for the first time. I'll say that their show was exactly what I expected. I'm not a huge fan, but I did enjoy their set.
As with the first half of the evening, it was easy to find their setlist on-line.
The highlight of the night came when Jeff joined ZZ on stage for the encore. This was memorable, and very fun to watch, to boot.