Bob Dylan opened a three-night run in LA Tuesday night – and we mention because one of our favorite guitar slingers, Charlie Sexton, is back in his band. Ah, we remember little Charlie when he was only 17 and playing bars and clubs, promoting his “Beats So Lonely” record way back in 1986. Saw him at a little dive in Toledo called Kip’s West. Short show (about an hour) and he and the band played everything off that record. But we could tell he had the guitar goods. He’s matured into one of the best guitar players out of Austin, TX, which a damn good feat.
read about the show from rollingstone.com
Bob Dylans’ Setlist
“Gonna Change My Way of Thinking”
“Beyond Here Lies Nothin’”
“Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right”
“Cold Irons Bound”
“Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)”
“My Wife’s Home Town”
“Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again”
“High Water (for Charlie Patton)”
“I Feel a Change Comin’ On”
“Highway 61 Revisited”
“Thunder on the Mountain”
“Ballad of a Thin Man”
“Like a Rolling Stone”
“All Along the Watchtower”
Here’s a vintage video.
Two notes: a young David Grissom is on guitar in the band. Those are two of the best of their generation to come out of the Austin scene. And here they are in the same band. Secondly. Charlie’s hair. These days, he’s aged into a good looking rock star, but here? It’s the 80’s, man.