Sunday, July 18, 2010
Sunday July 11th - Steve Miller and Los Lobos - Greek Theater, LA
Steve Miller is the kinda musician that you know every song and can sing pretty much all the words to them. When he tours in LA he pretty much plays the obscure places like the Orange County Fair or the Glass House in Pomona. When I saw he was playing the Greek my interest was piqued. After hearing a new song of his on the radio - I was even more interested in checking him out. When the mysterious text came in early Sat - Would I be interested in $5 tix for Steve Miller on Sunday the trigger was pulled.
With just a few hours to pull together a crew - Wally, MB and the Polish Prince joined the party and after a stop at Bay Cities deli and some creative sandwichery from Larry behind the counter we made our way over to Griffith Park and the Greek.
After a stop at the "Bar" we made our way to the seats as Los Lobos kicked things off. They continued to play many of their best songs and sounded like they were having as much fun as their hometown crowd - short of downtown at the Staples or Dodger Stadium and Chavez Ravine there probably isn't a venue closer to their East LA roots.
Kiko and the Lavender moon, La Bamba and a medley of Good Lovin and Bertha where the highlights of their set.
When Steve Miller took the stage the sun had pretty much set and he brightened things up with his effortless playing.
Due to the size of his past catalog there wasn't time to play every song you wanted to hear but admittingly when he came back for his encore and asked the crowd for requests I couldn't think of a song he hadn't played yet.
Crazy Bout my Mercury
Cash ain't nothing but trash and
Wide River - there 3 songs that he didn't play