i am a rock and roll fan, tho i enjoy some OLD grand ole opry stuff too. never saw leon russell in his younger days, but went to see him at a local casino a couple of years ago. don't go to bars anymore. don't like being cooped up with smokers. liked leon, but hated the environment it was in. my wife, as a teenager in california, had the chance to see many bands get started in her area. like me she is a rock fan. she keeps up with some of the older groups on the puter sometimes. well, she found a guy that she wanted to see. he played in arlington tx sunday afternoon. we got up and drove down early sunday, spent the night and came back monday afternoon. she had never seen this guy and neither had i. he played at a club called "cowboys". big place, but still a bar. good ventilation, but the smoke still bothered me. i ain't a beer drinker either. we sat on bar stools from 12:15 pm to 8 pm. i was sore and just didn't feel good. but "She Who Must Be Obeyed" wanted to see this guy so i kept my mouth shut and waited for his set. back in the early 70s, a band used to jam with instruments only at times (nothing new there, eh?) this particular group had this little number going that evolved as time went across. at one recording session, they got done early and went into this number again. at the end, one member said "that was a monster"...so, edgar winter said we'll call it frankenstein. he did, put it in the album, and it sent that record to the top of the charts. now edgar winter had a band he called "white trash". had such members as johnny winter, rick derringer, leon russell, and many other rockers from time to time. edgar winter is the guy she wanted to see, and i have to admit, i too wanted to see his set. edgar must be 65 or so now. white hair, white mustache...i wondered if his heart could take it:big_smile: FINALLY, after some hours, edgar took the stage. i want to tell you folks something...NEVER EVER pass up the chance to see edgar winter. he flat tore it up. he has a black bass player, a black drummer, and a guitar player that was born in london, i think. i like that kind of diversity. quite a contrast between young men and old men. that was, hands down, the best concert i ever saw. those boys were flat out GOOD. that live rendition of frankenstein was worth the 200+ mile trip all by itself. he played the sax, the keyboard, the moog synthesizer, and drums. those boys played at each other and fed off each other and the crowd.......i am still wowed by it and it was several days ago. go see some of those old guys play. tickets are cheap (20 bucks for this one) and they know how to play.