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Where: Airway Heights, WA (Northern  Quest Casino)
When: January 14, 2007
Written by: Rocky Lee

Set list:

 (1)  Roll Over Beethoven
(2)  Over The Rainbow
(3)  Why You Been Gone So Long
(4)  You Win Again
(5)  As far as I'm Concerned
(6)  Sweet Little Sixteen
(7)  Before The Night Is Over
(8)  Georgia On My Mind
(9)  Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee O-Dee
(10) Lewis Boogie
(11) Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
(12) Great Balls Of Fire

I have many of Jerry Lee's Live albums and this show was better than any of them. This show ROCKED! His piano playing was faster than anything I ever heard him do before. The show started off with Kenny, Buck and BB doing a few great songs, then the without any warning Jerry  Lee walked on stage and the place went wild! He started with "Roll over  Beethoven" and what a long version it was! I still can't get over how fast his left hand is. Every song was a masterpiece, I wish I could have recorded it. When he got to "Whole Lotta Shakin'" he did a long piano  solo that was unreal. Same with "Great Balls Of Fire" a piano solo that set the place on fire. The crowd really loved Jerry tonight! I can't wait to see him again, I hope in New York so I can see Kay again too.  Rocky

My husband is the big JLL fan; I enjoy Jerry Lee and have  accompanied hubby twice to Jerry's shows. Last year, we flew from the west coast to BB King's Blues Club in Times Square and had a fabulous  weekend. This year, we were lucky that Jerry Lee came to our area, and  again, we got really good seats! Jerry played 1/14/07 at the Northern Quest Casino's Pend Oreille Pavilion, near Spokane, WA, and while not  sold out, there was a strong showing.

Jerry's band opened the show, with each of the musicians being showcased as they took turns each singing a song. In addition to their expertise with their instruments, they all have fine voices, and are very in sync with each other and Jerry. The smiles, camraderie between them and how comfortable they appear together is inspiring. Most of the time, Kenny, BB and Buck were all swaying the same way at the same time, too!

Jerry came out and played one heck of a set, that included some I  recognized from the New York set (Sweet Sixteen, Wine-Spo-Dee-O-Dee,  Great Balls of Fire, and Whole Lotta Shakin'- the ones that absolutely  would be a disappointment not to hear, but then with the great catalog  of songs he has, one could have a hard time walking away thinking you wish you coulda heard "that one," too!) Jerry covered rock and roll, and he also covered some slower songs that were beautifully done, such as  "Over The Rainbow" and "Georgia On My Mind."

I watched closely as Jerry's fingers flew like feathers over the keyboard, rousing the crowd with his wonderfully energizing solos. His hands appear so delicate, but they command the keys, with control and strength. As a musician, I appreciate the intensity of which he plays  his instrument. The variety of songs in the set was very well paced, and  Jerry's interchanges with the audience were spirited as fans called out "We love you, Jerry!"


 Peter Hayman:

 "Jerry played a very good show tonight! The unusual songs included As Far As I'm Concerned and Lewis Boogie. Drinkin' Wine was  extremely  fast, Sweet Little Sixteen was a rocking version also and included  a second piano solo. All the rockers were driving, high energy versions.He closed the show with a full length Great Balls Of Fire,  including a very long pounding piano finish. He was obviously enjoying his show and on top form and the audience  were spellbound."

 Read Peter Hayman's full report of this show in fanzineFire Ball Mail.



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