Where: Kansas City (Folly Theater) When: June 9, 2006 Written by: Rick Murray
1) Columbus Stockade Blues (Kenny Lovelace)
2) Bye Bye JohnnyÂ (BB Cunningham) 3) Honey Don't (Robert Hall) 4) Big Boss Man (Buck Hutcheson) 5) Slippin' & Slidin' (Kenny Lovelace)
1) Roll Over Beethoven
2) Your Win Again 3) Sweet Little Sixteen 4) She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye 5) Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee 6) Kansas City (great version) 7) You Belong to Me
8) Don't Put No Headstone On My Grave 9) Before The Night Is Over 10) Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On 11) Great Balls Of Fire
Show length: 45 minutes
Kenny Lovelace, Jerry Lee Lewis and Robert Hall in Kansas City (June 9, 2006) Picture: Rick Murray. See Pictures section for more pictures of this show.
Jerry was in fine spirits and excellent voice for the show last night. He came on from stage left wearing black slacks with a white & black sport shirt holding a can of Sprite.
His voice was clear and strong
from the start and can tell the positive influence that Phoebe, J.W. and Cecil have had on him. His work on the piano was excellent and he seemed to be enoying himself.
Jerry emphasized the release of his new album this coming September.
The Folly was an excellent venue for the show with good sound overall (but could have used more volume on the piano) and excellent viewing by the audience.
The "Kansas City" version was impromptu and was a fantastic version that had the crowd on its feet at its conclusion.
Great Balls of Fire was done with alot of energy, an emphatic kick of the stool and a great pose at the piano while playing the conclusion to the song.
Jerry walked off the
stage and headed straight to the tour bus that he had decided for him and the band to take only the day before the show. Never did get an exact reason for why the bus, but according
to BB Jerry indicated upon the conclusion of the 8 hour ride, that he would probably go back to plane travel on future shows. (The bus apparently was also used by Bob Dylan for
The good thing about having a bus, is that the bus driver had to sleep a mandatory 6 hours before he could drive again. This allowed time after the show to meet with
BB and Robert at the nearby Marriott hotel bar. Also joining us were Don & Pat Bozich and Peter Hayman & Pam. BB was nice enough to have Cecil Harrelson come out of the bus so
we could greet him. Cecil stood and talked with us for over 30 minutes and is a pleasure to listen to and speak with.
All in all, it was a very enjoyable evening and for those
looking forward to the upcoming shows in Europe, you should hopefully see Jerry in fine form based on what I saw Friday night.
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