On Sunday, November 25, 2007, my Woodstock Quest brought me back to the Turning Point in Piermont, NY to see Leslie West of Mountain fame. He was performing with Todd Wolfe, a fellow guitarist, as a duo. The Turning Point is an intimate club that seats a maximum of 70 people which is a wonderful place to see a show. Mr. West played his signature electric guitar for most of the night except for his two solo numbers. Mr. Wolfe switched between acoustic and electric guitars and was a very talented player; although, he's no Leslie West. Each song was an extended jam and all in all a great evening.
Why I Sing the Blues For Yasgur's Farm Baby, I'm Down House of the Rising Sun Silver Blue - Todd Wolfe only Light of Day-Todd Wolfe only Crowded in My Soul - Todd Wolfe only Long Red-Leslie West only Blowin' in the Wind-Leslie West only The Cell - Leslie West only Theme from an Imaginary Western / Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind The Party's Over/Crossroads
After the show, Mr. West was kind enough to sign my Woodstock Poster bringing my total to nine (six met, three came with poster).
The next night, I caught another guitarist named Les - the legendary, Les Paul. I saw him and his trio at his Monday night gig at Iridium Jazz Club in NYC (although, not at Woodstock). At 93, he can still play. He was also very funny. He spent a good deal of the set telling stories and cracking jokes. Mr. Paul has a little trouble walking, but man – he could still play. The consisted of standards like "Sweet Georgia Brown" and other similar songs.. If you find yourselves in NYC on a Monday night – this is a must do.