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Sunday, May 15, 2016

George Thorogood & The Destroyers rock T Stone for 11th time, B+

Above: George Thorogood rocks the Showroom this past Friday night at the Turning Stone.
This past week the heavy weight rocker champions of the world, George Thorogood & The Destroyers, rocked the Turning Stone for a surprising 11th time. Even though it wasn't as loud as their usual performances, the concert was a success nonetheless.
There wasn't an empty seat in the house when George Thorogood & The Destroyers came onto the intimate Showroom this Friday night. The classic rock group played to a sold out packed crowd where many first timers sat in the audience to see the guy behind the hit 'Bad to the Bone.'
Even though the Showroom only holds less than 1,000 people, it seems to be the best type of place in Upstate NY to see George and his band. The artists seem to have great fun playing the venue, and George showed off some impressive appreciation to both the casino and Native Americans.
When seeing George Thorogood & the Destroyers live you can see that it's not just about George, but his good friends the Destroyers. The band has been playing together for at least thirty years, and no matter their age, the guys still have fun and show respect towards one another. And that's what it's all about.
George played his usual set list Friday night, which included a different take of 'One Bourbon, One Scotch and One Beer' and a cover of Johnny Cash's 'Cocaine'.
Drummer Jeff Simon and saxophonist Buddy Leach were exceptionally good last Friday night at the Showroom as they continued to hammer through the set with George.
The band played for a good hour and 45 minute show, giving the fans worth their time and admission. They played most of their hits including 'Who Do you Love' and of course, 'Bad to the Bone.'
George always teases the crowd as well throughout the set list, and he was full of his pride this Friday night more then ever. But that's a good thing.
Of course, George also did his 'no drinking and driving' speech during 'One Bourbon, One Scotch & One Beer'.
It wasn't the best time George Thorogood and the Destroyers have played Upstate New York over the past few years, but it was still fun and everyone seemed to enjoy it despite the crowd being a little laid back.
B+
All Photo Credit Justin Gorelick








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