~Portraits in Blues~



Jonny Lang & George Thorogood 8/20/2009

Ravinia / Highland Park, Ill.



Ravinia was the place to be on Thursday night, for sure; even George Thorogood said it himself.  We got to see Jonny Lang perform first, which certainly primed the audience for George Thorogood and The Destroyers.    


When you are in the same room with Jonny Lang when he performs, then you know that he gives us everything he’s got, in every song he does.  His performances are so intense and electrifying, that you feel a strong, emotional connection with him.  His music is fantastic, and as you  watch his expressions that can only come from deep in his soul, you find yourself mirroring his moves and really feeling the message in his work.  








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George Thorogood and The Delaware Destroyers followed Jonny Lang, and they certainly kept the charge going strong.  George and the guys played with the same energy and love for what they do, as they did when they first started out several years ago.  They absolutely give a second to none performance, and it is evident that they appreciate their fans.


George Thorogood and The Delaware Destroyers came to Chicago and they brought up the memories of Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, and 2120 South Michigan Avenue.  As George indicated, if it weren't for these people (and a few others), then blues would not have been what it is, and rock & roll would not be the same, and there may not have been "George Thorogood and The Destroyers."  George also referred to Johnny B. Goode and how appropriate it is to play it in the city it was originally recorded in.  It really touches us, both as blues fans and as Chicagoans,  whenever an artist remembers and credits the people who gave us this great music. 







The Destroyer Set list


Rock Party

Who Do You Love

Night Time

I Drink Alone

1 Bourbon 1 Shot 1 Beer

Cocaine Blues

Born Lover


Bad To The Bone

Move it on over

Johnny B. Goode



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