Ronnie Wood and Mick Taylor Keep It Bluesy in NYC
Blues fans got a real treat last night when Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood and former Stones Mick Taylor teamed up for a set of all-blues numbers at New York’s Cutting Room. The two guitarists delighted in their trade-offs during two sets, the second of which turned out to be mostly Jimmy Reed tunes (such as “Bright Lights Big City” and “Going to New York”).
This year the Rolling Stones celebrated a landmark year with their huge “Fifty and Counting” tour, which reunited Taylor with the Stones for the first time in a decade. That reunion is what led to this pairing, with the two veteran musicians coming together for a small run of London and New York club dates.
The duo stuck to their roots and dedicated the entire evening to the blues, playing no Rolling Stones songs whatsoever. Interestingly enough, Phil Lesh and Friends recently jammed through the classic Stones album Let It Bleed and have now begun working through Sticky Fingers.