This video demonstrates the love I have for Gordon Bonham. I’ve jammed or performed w/ Gordon for around 20 years. However, there is something quite outstanding w/ our acoustic duo that is evident on a night when we’re really “on.” This concert, filmed at a Redbud Tree House Concert in Indianapolis January 2012, was such a night. I recently received both video and audio copies of this concert and my butt has been kicked. That night justifies why I still try to go out and play even though my time to do so is very limited.
This song is the classic Blind Faith (Steve Winwood/Eric Clapton) tune. We’d been doing this for a few years when I heard a great version on a Ron Ickes (bluegrass dobroist) record w/ Joe Cravens on mandolin and Tim O’Brien on vocal. God, the Joe Cravens mandolin on that recording boggles the mind. The rhythmic emphasis I use I got from the Joe Cravens approach; the rest is just good old fashion rock/blues playing.
Video by Mark Sneegas