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Steve Morse Band: presidential guitarist

This was simply an amazing show. I was able to get to stand directly in front of Steve and watch him master that guitar. He played several songs from his new album mixed in with older material. Everything was amazing.

When Steve Morse walked onstage to start his show fans screamed “Steve!”, “We love you Steve” and one guy yelled “Steve Morse for President!” Not a bad idea.

Steve played before for about 300 people at the Jaxx in Springfield, VA. There were a few folks with Purple shirts on but most were die hard Steve Morse fans.

The show lasted about two hours though I lost track of time. The thing that stands out about the show besides the phenomenal guitar playing was the charisma Steve has on stage. If Steve ever plays a club near you… GO!

17 Comments to “Steve Morse Band: presidential guitarist”:

  1. 1
    kraatzy says:

    … is 7000km (4375 mls) near me, I will do it …

    I´m so frustrated about this little near …



  2. 2
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I wonder sometimes if politicians like rock music

    I know Mister Cigar Clinton did like Fleetwood Mac.

    Would Obama like rock or R and B or soul or…..?????

  3. 3
    james jay says:

    @2 rap–the music that ruined a generation( if you call it music)

  4. 4
    Morten Overgaard says:

    Well, we do know that the russian president, Dmitrij Medvedev, has excellent taste in music. I’ll let others (the russians, for example) evaluate his ability to run a country.

  5. 5
    Roberto says:

    rap is just talking…pure rubbish as techno music…

  6. 6
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Obama likes Steely Dan, at least he has decent taste in music if its true.

  7. 7
    stefan says:

    Rap has nothing to do with music……primitive tribal and jungle rythms !

    I´d sure like if Mr.Morse did a couple of shows somewhere near me (Denmark)!
    I´m very curious what he can do on his own, have no doubts he´ll probably be exellent! ROCK ON !

  8. 8
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Is there a source that says Obama likes rap? Or is just concluded because he s a , ahem, coloured man?

    He might as well likes old Motown and old fat niggas doing great blues on which lots of our favourites got inspiration from.

    I like alot of music by blacks but HATE things like rap and hip hop…..

    Some R and B, the modern one that is, only appeals to me because of some nice attractive exterior design and a bit of good voices.
    Apart from that, most blacks make terrible music compared to their predecessors in the past
    Waste their beautiful talent on SHIT is something I cannot comprehend.

    Does anybody know some good music by blacks after the 70 s????

    Like to know…..

    Probably I get linked to jazz music of people still playing blues?
    I do recall there are some beautiful Classical Singers in the female department as well.

    Would Obama like BURN or Stormbringer?

    Tony Blair, one of the people in line to become president of the EU, is known to have run away from school to get in line for a MK 2 Deep Purple gig.
    Thats so cool!!!

    Apart from that, he s a very educated man, I think.
    Lots more content than some others.

    But to me you cant be NOT committing to the Euro and distancing yourself all the time from Europe and then deliver the first president.

    Apart from that, should we not be able to CHOOSE someone like that instead of that we are just getting him chosen from above?

    Sorry, forgot reality and the cynical nature of it…..

    Last week our MP was in the running for the title.
    See HIS choice of music and weep all night long.
    Ever heard of Franz Bauer?
    Cant provide the link, still Digi Dombo, but you SHOULD compare that to IN ROCK and you ll know,,,,,,

    Our MP is in the running because he s able to let him self be dominated by the others…..

    One can say whatever of Mister Blair but NOT that….
    He would let us know that he has a VISION.

    So, I m not an defender of both.

    Maybe some Belgian politiciam then?
    At least they like French Fries…..

    No bread and games but French Fries and Real Rock And Roll every day, YES!!!!

    Some wine or a rum coke and I m happy…..

  9. 9
    Crimson Ghost says:


    Hey, don’t be hatin’, and whats with the racist tone?

  10. 10
    Rascal says:

    How about a bit of Jamaican reggae, good music, beautiful country.

    Tony Blair- another Has-Been. Seems to be a common theme for some.

    Steve Morse has nothing to prove……..a guitar legend

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    purplepriest1965 says:

    Steeley Dan is a bit polished but ok now and then, yes…….

    It resembles in that department the taste of Bill Clinton who liked Fleetwood Mac?
    Maybe he d like BN too…….

    Beautiful but often too polished

  12. 12
    james jay says:

    @8 look at his agendas, i would bet he has kenya west in his bro box vs. say…DP.

  13. 13
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Hey Larry

    Dont sink through the ice…….

    If one reads properly, and I would say HERE every sucker can,i m nothing like that all…….

    I just accise them, ahem , of having bad taste in music in the last 2 decades.

  14. 14
    Marko says:

    Quite surprising to see such narrow-minded comments from Purple fans…

    I have to admit, that I do not really like rap or hip-hop, and find it kind of funny seeing for instance Finnish artists (cross the last word over if you like…) doing the same thing. As a Finn I find that kind of music pretty distant to me, as there is a cultural connection, isn’t there? But still, to hate a genre…get a life, will you. Hats off to anybody seriously expressing oneself in a way or another musically, whether you like it or not personally.

    Another issue is music that is crap. There always has been that stuff and always will be, but it does not necessarily have to do with the genre.

    By the way, many contemporary top musicians criss-cross between genres, which is understandable and should be encouraged, as it keeps music evolving AND developes playing styles and methods of making music. Why should we (fans) get stuck, then?

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    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 14

    You miss the point and act high and mighty at the same time Marko.

    You dont have to be narrow minded or stuck or something, appearantly you think OTHERS are…….to dislike other , ahem, cultural expressions….

    A DJ nowadays might make a great career out of music but to to put that on the same level as an original composer and musician?

    A DJ might mix, choose, arrange things……

    True…..Thats a talent to behold…..

    Taste is an opinion ofcourse…..But to say everything has the same value?
    Such nihilism triggers passionate anger from people who LOVE REAL MUSIC.

  16. 16
    Marko says:

    High and mighty..didn’t really mean it that way. Maybe only tried to say too much at once 🙂

    To be more precise, which I apparantly was not earlier; I do not think disliking something is narrow minded , but hating something is, just to make a difference between taste and feelings.

    And I do not think everything has the same value, either. I was talking about appreciating (not liking or valuing) other peoples’ musical contributions. To value something is another thing.


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    purplepriest1965 says:

    Hi Marko

    And I ofcourse did not mean it literally when using the word ANGER.
    I m not a man of violence although I like to use some puns here and there…..

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