13GO WITH VERNON REID @HUGH’S ROOM-Thurs.,May 30th,2019
By Wayne Baggs
Once in a while, a live music fan happens to be at the right place at the right time. The date of the first Raptors game was it for me. From the first note, 13go at the Hughs Room Live gave us a pretty good idea that something special was about to happen.
Having a blast, four world-class musicians like Aubrey Dayle, Kim Ratcliffe, Ian De Souza and special guest Vernon Reid turned that idea into a reality. With all the technical descriptive tools available to describe a great show, I can only come up with WOW.
What did I experience? There are good shows, great shows and then there are wow moments. Listening to two masters of there craft intertwining there leads was just breathtaking for me. Guitar fusion at it’s best. Being a one-off performance to promote 13go’s release of ‘DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY.’ the fortunate few of us that decided on 13go over the Raptors won out.
I can watch the replay of the game. I would love to get a copy of this show. What I witnessed could headline any Jazz Festival. Thousands would become converted. Getting the CD is a good start. https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/13go. At the risk of repeating myself, WOW. https://www.facebook.com/13gomusic/
We would like to thank Jane Harbury for the invitation to this event.