[ d e e p P u r . p l e ) The Highway Star

DP@House of Blues/Atlanta

Killer show...much better than I expected. I honestly thought Ian's voice had lost a lot over the years but his vocal on "Into The Fire" and "Bloodsucker" shows that there's still some fire there. My first time seeing Steve Morse since the Dregs played around Hilton Head and Savannah (Steve - do you remember playing BeBops Birthday Party at HHI in the mid 70s?). Does the guy never age? I don't think I've ever seen the band have as much fun onstage...very relaxed. The band does have a little different sound with Steve instead of Richie but that's not a negative...and I never thought I'd say that. GO SEE THEM...they are much better live than on disc. Also the 2 new songs played were very good, especially 7th Heaven.

mwl in atl

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