Sunday, January 30, 2005

Chris LeBlanc Band

Last night Terry and Dan and I went to Antone's and saw Chris LeBlanc. By the way, that's pronounced la-blon here in Southeast Texas. We Cajuns don't take offense that Matt LeBlanc insists on unsilencing the C out there in California. However, if you you call a LeBlanc la-blank in Louisiana or Southeast Texas, you're on your own and you can't say I didn't warn you.

Chris and his band play original music and outstanding covers of Beatles (Let It Be, Back in the USSR), Hendrix, Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Elton John (Rocket Man), Inxs and Creedence to name a few. However, I don't want to give the impression that they are a simple cover band. Chris' outstanding guitar playing and singing make their versions individual masterpieces which stand on their own.

I leave you with the lyrics to Simple Man which Chris sang amazingly last night and the words of which have been running through my head all morning. I hope I'm not violating any copyrights by doing this but if I am, you are all accomplices. Have a nice day and see you in court.

Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
(gary rossington - ronnie vanzant)

Mama told me when I was young
Come sit beside me, my only son
And listen closely to what I say.
And if you do this
It will help you some sunny day.

Take your time... don’t live too fast,
Troubles will come and they will pass.
Go find a woman and you’ll find love,
And don’t forget son,
There is someone up above.

And be a simple kind of man.
Be something you love and understand.
Be a simple kind of man.
Won’t you do this for me son,
If you can?

Forget your lust for the rich man’s gold
All that you need is in your soul,
And you can do this if you try.
All that I want for you my son,
Is to be satisfied.

Boy, don’t you worry... you’ll find yourself.
Follow you heart and nothing else.
And you can do this if you try.
All I want for you my son,
Is to be satisfied.


Zina said...

What I want to know, is how come, whenever I come to Port Arthur to visit, I never anything about these great places and great bands??? We usually end up at my mom's renting movies. I'm take offense missy, that you do not share these hidden wonders with me!

What about the way they pronounce Houston in New York? HOUSE-ton. Who are they fooling???

Zina said...

I am now starting to relize how the heck I know all of these southern rock bands. You drilled them into my head. I always recognize Lynard Skynard music and esp. the Allman bros. By reading your blog I now remember being at that first house you had and you always played these incredibly long albums and I would always ask you to play something else. You ALWAYS! gave me some smart ass remark about it being your house and when I was old enough to have my house I could play whatever I wanted. These memories always bring a tear to my eye! WHAT A BITCH! (and I mean that in the kindest sense.) LOL---Love ya cuz!

Laurie said...

Hey Zina! I'm glad to see my brainwashing has stayed with you all these years. Next time you're in town, we'll have to take you downtown. I hope it's a Lyndard Skynard tribute band. :)