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Woodenhead at Tipitina's

16:30 April 06, 2015
By: 2Fik

Thursday night’s Woodenhead Tipitina’s show was a celebration in two respects.  The band was celebrating its fortieth year together and the release of their latest CD, that was coincidently recorded at Tips back in 1993.  To say the band is a New Orleans institution would be a massive understatement.  The jam/prog rockers played for nearly four hours and invited several guests along for the ride.  Those guests included The Bonerama Horns (Mark Mullins, Craig Klein, and Greg Hicks), Helen Gillet on cello, Tommy Malone on guitar, David Stocker on piano, and John “Papa” Gros also on piano.  The set was a retrospective to say the least, and was peppered with some amazing covers including “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,”  “I am the Walrus” with John Gros on lead vocals, Johnny Cash's rendition of Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt” with Jimmy, Helen, and Tommy, and a full ensemble knock-down-drag-out take on Led Zepplin’s “Kashmir.”  One thing is for certain, Jimmy Robinson, Fran Comiskey, Paul Clement, and Mark Whitaker all embody the spirit of Woodenhead and played as if it were their last show, pulling out all the stops along the way.  You can see a full set of pictures here:

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