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Down all the way

And here are two ex-Purple guitar players jamming together earlier this year, joined by Eric Gales on guitar, Kenny Aronoff on drums, Bryan Beller on bass, and Rai Thistlethwayte on keyboards:

Thanks to Dreamcatcher Events for the video and to Orhun Yakin for bringing it to your attention.

21 Comments to “Down all the way”:

  1. 1
    Dave says:

    That was excellent, start to finish. It’s okay to say I miss Steve, even though there’s so much of his past material to enjoy.

  2. 2
    MK44 says:

    Saw Eric Gales summer 2022 and I recommend anyone to go see him, what a fantastic player, and his own band is phenomenal too. Nice to see Steve on stage again, playing some nice blues here!

  3. 3
    sidroman says:

    If Steve is able to jam with these guys, why can’t he play and tour with Deep Purple?

  4. 4
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Nice version with great solos by all.

    Hi Steve, good to see ya.

  5. 5
    MacGregor says:

    Nice to see Steve Morse out & about. Eric Gales doing a ‘Hendrix’ a killer guitar tone indeed. Satriani say no more, thanks for posting Cheers.

  6. 6
    Ivica says:

    It’s a nice video- clip to see Steve on stage again. I hope his dear Janine is well. And, to see him together plays with the best RnR-family in the world at American events.

    Album “Whoosh” ,what a wonderful album !!! the older the better

  7. 7
    Svante Axbacke says:

    @3: There is a huge difference between doing a few shows in your home country and being on a world tour in the other side of the world from your home and family.

  8. 8
    Gregster says:

    That was a lot of fun. Good to see everyone having a great time, especially the drummer !

  9. 9
    stoffer says:

    Wonderful post!! I miss seeing Steve….

  10. 10
    LeonR2Z says:

    Just to add to Svante’s comment, especially when your wife is seriously ill.

  11. 11
    Robert says:

    I have a feeling there is more behind Steve’s leave. Maybe lost motivation, or just became tired to do the endless touring.

  12. 12
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Yes, being a Purple member is a very tasking commitment for long periods of time – and Purple aren’t REO Speedwagon or Journey, their home market is not the USA, but really pretty much anywhere else.

    Add to that how Steve was even back in the day not the most enthusiastic international tourer – unlike the other DP guys, he didn’t suck up touring life with his mother’s milk. DP was the only internationally touring act he ever played with and he joined them later in his life (he was 40) – Kansas before was like REO and Journey very much a “mainly USA” touring juggernaut.

  13. 13
    Jan de Bir says:

    Wonderful to see Steve (and Joe) having fun

  14. 14
    sidroman says:

    I think so too. He got tired of life on the road.

  15. 15
    Daniel James Russell says:

    Very happy to see Steve performing, he looks great and did you notice he didn’t need the brace on his right hand?

  16. 16
    Svante Axbacke says:

    Yeah, the troubles with his hand is also maybe a reason to play less gigs than what DP does in a year.

  17. 17
    Albania says:

    This is awesome. They seem happy and relaxed.
    Just bought tix for The Steve Morse Band show on Feb 26 at the Ridgefield Playhouse, in Ridgefield, CT.
    I hope Steve will make a surprise appearance at the Purple show on Feb 11 in New Brunswick, NJ. That would be amazing.

  18. 18
    Garegin says:

    Hi everybody. What is this track’s name?

  19. 19
    Svante Axbacke says:

    @18: Going down.

  20. 20
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Garegin, tsk, tsk, tsk … : – )



    And the man who wrote it:


    Plus the one who performed it to fame initially:


    In Germany, this somewhat Doobie Brothers’ish version was the most popular:


    From Jeff Beck to the Rolling Stones to Joe Bonamassa, pretty much everyone with a blues rock background has done versions of it.

  21. 21
    Dr. Bob says:

    That was fun.

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