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#1 Hobs911

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 07:52 AM

Im sure many of you have heard of Jeff Healey. Theres a video on youtube with SRV and Healey jamming on "Look at little sister." His style is so creative ,playing dobro style without a slide. He was also nominated for a grammy for his version of "Hideaway" in 1990. What do you guys think about him. In my opinion he's up there with Freddy King, SRV, and Clapton.

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 09:02 AM

QUOTE (Hobs911 @ Feb 7 2008, 11:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Im sure many of you have heard of Jeff Healey. Theres a video on youtube with SRV and Healey jamming on "Look at little sister." His style is so creative ,playing dobro style without a slide. He was also nominated for a grammy for his version of "Hideaway" in 1990. What do you guys think about him. In my opinion he's up there with Freddy King, SRV, and Clapton.


+1 (King almost; SRV maybe; Clapton absolutely) Healey's very good. His cover of King's "Hide Away" is absolutely first rate.

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 10:56 AM

Healey's a fantastic player. Incredibly soulful.

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 12:10 PM

Just watched this video: Jeff Healy and SRV "Look at Little Sister, all I can say HOLY SH*T!!!
I would give my left nut to have that kind of power behind my playing.....

WHy does he hold his guitar like that though? I've seen other guys play like that, but not all the time, just to show off....

Edited by Siege of Troy, 07 February 2008 - 12:12 PM.


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Posted 07 February 2008 - 12:32 PM

Yeah, he kicks ass live.

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 12:39 PM

QUOTE (Siege of Troy @ Feb 7 2008, 08:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just watched this video: Jeff Healy and SRV "Look at Little Sister, all I can say HOLY SH*T!!!
I would give my left nut to have that kind of power behind my playing.....

WHy does he hold his guitar like that though? I've seen other guys play like that, but not all the time, just to show off....

According to the inside of the see the light album he says he tried playing the normal way but it just felt weird. I heard somewhere that as he started getting better his parents took him to a teacher to try and teah him to play proper and the teaher just said why bother hes doing fine as he his. Its not a problem. If its true i tend to agree.

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 12:42 PM

If it's not broke don't fix it, he plays just fine.

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 01:57 PM

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 01:58 PM

Definately one of the best rock guitarists to come out of Canada along with Kim Mitchell of Max Webster fame, Alex Lifeson of Rush and Rik Emmet of Triumph. This country has produced some damn fine guitar players over the years, Healey's version of While My Guitar Gently Weeps takes a sh.t on the original as far as I am concerned, it just seems to convey more emotion and sounds awesome as well.

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 01:58 PM

I was in a band with the guy who opens for Jeff Healey. The opener's name is Lucas Haneman; he is also blind. Lucas was our senior jazz guitarist, I played sax. He graduated two years ago, and aside from playing at Bluesfest and winning two of the Montreal Guitar Prix prizes, that's what he's been doing lately. Things can only go well for that guy.

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 09:01 AM

He owns a bar not far from here and plays every weekend. I've never been, I hear it's expensive.

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 12:59 PM

QUOTE (sixgunsound @ Feb 12 2008, 12:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He owns a bar not far from here and plays every weekend. I've never been, I hear it's expensive.

Ya its quite expenisve.....and ya he does kick ass live.
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 01:11 PM

Yeah he was at Sarstock in 03.

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 01:33 PM

QUOTE (sixgunsound @ Feb 12 2008, 12:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He owns a bar not far from here and plays every weekend. I've never been, I hear it's expensive.

Considering what you get out of it, some might consider it expensive. Still though, we are talking about Toronto here, nothing is cheap there. Hell, even a hot dog is like 4 bucks or something from those roadside hotdog trucks.

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 01:49 PM

QUOTE (AcousticSmash @ Feb 12 2008, 04:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (sixgunsound @ Feb 12 2008, 12:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He owns a bar not far from here and plays every weekend. I've never been, I hear it's expensive.

Considering what you get out of it, some might consider it expensive. Still though, we are talking about Toronto here, nothing is cheap there. Hell, even a hot dog is like 4 bucks or something from those roadside hotdog trucks.

Try $2 - $3 with a drink....I guess the hotdog industry is cleaning up on the tourists.
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Posted 14 February 2008 - 05:40 AM

QUOTE (kurtlives @ Feb 12 2008, 04:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (AcousticSmash @ Feb 12 2008, 04:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (sixgunsound @ Feb 12 2008, 12:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He owns a bar not far from here and plays every weekend. I've never been, I hear it's expensive.

Considering what you get out of it, some might consider it expensive. Still though, we are talking about Toronto here, nothing is cheap there. Hell, even a hot dog is like 4 bucks or something from those roadside hotdog trucks.

Try $2 - $3 with a drink....I guess the hotdog industry is cleaning up on the tourists.



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Posted 14 February 2008 - 09:24 AM

what is a beaver tail?

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 10:29 AM

QUOTE (sixgunsound @ Feb 14 2008, 12:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
what is a beaver tail?


It is a concession stand food that you can get in Canada. Fried flatbread w/ ham and swiss cheese. It's flat like a "beaver tail".

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 11:22 AM

never heard of it. interesting.

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 12:29 PM

Yes! From what I've heard from Healey, he's pretty amazing.



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