Riverside, Iowa (July 14, 2012)
Joseph Fidler “Joe” Walsh born November 20, 1947, has a musical career spanning more than 40 years. He has been a member of five successful bands: James Gang, Barnstorm, The Eagles, The Party Boys, and Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. In the 90’s he was a member of the short-lived super-group The Best. Besides his success as a solo artist, he is prolific session musician, being featured on a wide array of other artists’ recordings. Rolling Stone placed Walsh at the number 54 spot on its list of “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”
Photos of Joe Walsh Riverside, Iowa
Joe Walsh brought his Analog Man tour to The Riverside Golf Resort and Casino’s outside venue in Riverside, Iowa July 14, 2012. Joe’s band consisted of two drummers, a percussionist (referred to as Dave), a bass player, an organist, a rhythm guitarist and three background singers. Joe and company began the show with a mid-tempo “Welcome to the Club,” followed by “Life of Illusion.” Joe then asked if anyone heard of the song “Analog Man,” that promptly received a roaring applause. Joe knocked out the title track of his new record, with a renewed sense of personal satisfaction. “The Bomber” from James Gang Rides Again, released in 1970 was the highlight of the setlist. Joe addressed the young people in the audience by stating that if they knew the song they must have heard it from their parents, which he apologized for by saying “It is my fault.” The show closed with “Life’s Been Good,” followed by “life in The Fast Lane.” A crowd chant of “Joe, Joe Joe,” prompted the encore, ” ILBT’S” and “All Night Long.” Joe Walsh has embraced sobriety and re-established himself as a solo artist once again.
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