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BeachBoysAR312

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Al & Matt started up the Postcard Tour tonight in HI. Two things to note:
  • Matt plays drums! I knew he played percussion but didn't know he plays drums too. Saw a couple vids on social media and a pic on Al's social media that showed that. If anyone has videos of this, pls share. 
  • Where's Jeff Alan Ross? Is he no longer on the tour or is he just unable to make this weekend's shows?
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Al Forsyth

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Seeing them in early February out our way. Can't wait. 

Jeff Alan Ross was amazing with them last year and his website is under construction now so no news.

Interesting how they met up:
https://thebeachboys.podbean.com/e/good-vibrations-episode-23-—-al-jardine-matt-jardine-and-jeff-alan-ross/

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Thanks for the podcast link
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I've been seeing pictures of Jeff Alan Ross on tour with Peter Asher & Jeremy Clyde, as Peter & Jeremy. He has been a longtime sideman for Asher.
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On Friday we convened to hear Al, Matt and Jeff work their magic at Infinity Ballroom, that venerable space, in Norwest Connecticut.  They went on to do a free show yesterday at Mohegan Sun Casino.

As I didn't record the set-list, which seems to change and evolve, I'll divulge an encapsulation of what we saw and heard at Infinity on Friday.  First, I have to say that this is a brilliant show to catch for anyone who is a fan OR to go and learn and revel in the music as it is as tight knit but oh so fun to be a part of.  Jeff  even announced that this is as close as it comes to singing along with the Beach Boys. All three vocals - perfect with each other, and yes, that family blend is there.

It was a show without the video screens and my second time hearing/seeing it (last year in NYC City Winery). Without the videos, it was more of a coffee house type of environment with the stories spoken even more. Of course it opened with Surfin' with Al on the standup double bass. I have to say that his bass playing and guitar work was outstanding throughout.  Jeff helps him out with the pedals.

They did Luau, the early surf songs such as Surfin' Safari where Al is the lead guitar as well AND has his guitar intro to California Girls done perfectly.  We heard Sloop (Kingston version moves to BB's).  Matt Jardine, just elevates everything with the voice and his percussion work. His Don't Worry Baby, God Only Knows and then the trio tackling Surf's Up and knocking it out of the park with Matt simply delivering the vocal.  Al is on bass here again.  Vegetables = fun.  Cali Saga and Postcard from California.  A trio pulling off Good Vibrations????  Big YES.  Jeff Alan Ross - the perfect third in the middle of all of this.  

Surprise ending with their take on the opening of Nowhere Man which segues into Surfin' USA.  In My Room will simply stop you - it's done to perfection!!!!!  Rhonda, of course, ends the night.  The interplay is amazing.  

I'm missing a few things here but GO and be a part of this if they are in driving distance, walking distance or ear-shot of you.  You will come away elevated in heart and soul.  

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AND the Set List, courtesy of Jeff Alan Ross.  Song keys included (many are original keys).  

1. Show Intro
2. Surfin' (G)
3. Luau (A)
4. Surfin’ Safari (A)
5. Surfer Girl (D)
6. Don’t Worry Baby (E)
7. California Girls (B)
8. Sloop (G) (K-Trio v&ch-BB full)
9. God Only Knows (A)
10. Good Vibrations (Ebm)
11. Vegetables (D)
12. Surf’s Up
13. California Saga (C)
14. A Postcard From California (E)
Encores: 15. In My Room (B) 16. Surfin’ USA (E) 17. Help Me Rhonda (C

(Again special note that Nowhere Man was sung prior to Surfin' USA)

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Does anyone know if Matt is coming back to the Brian Wilson band for the 2019 tour?
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