That was a fabulous tour. I saw them in three different cities. Blade is a serious contender, IMHO, for most dynamic live player. No matter the mood of the song, he shines.
Can't imagine him rocking out with some of the speed players... but he's found his element.. and he elevates himself every show.
Originally Posted by disco68
Last night I witnessed a truly spectacular live show by Daniel Lanois with Brian Blade on Drums at Summerfest 2006 in Deep River, Ontario Canada. The show was an incredible experience. I knew we were in for something special when the drums were set up at the front of the stage and not in the back as we usually see. The drumming was nothing I had ever seen, his passion for playing was obvious. I found myself spending more time watching his movements and sequences more than actually watching Daniel Lanois. If you ever have the opportunity to see Brian Blade live,GO FOR IT........you will not be disappointed!