even a little out of control. These are all words I would
use to describe one of this year’s best concerts I have
attended. Peter White and Mindi Abair: A Bloke
and a Blonde Tour has been on the road and fine tuning this
show since March. They have definitely hit their stride. Backed
by Mindi’s regular band, Jay Gore on guitar, Jamey Tate
on drums, Andre Berry on bass, and Rodney Lee on keys, this
was a super high energy, laugh a minute, on your feet concert. And
Mindi and Peter just mesh so well together.
The set list was filled with old favorites, newer favorites,
and new tunes barely played in public before. The crowd,
a sizable one for a Thursday evening in the middle of the summer,
was in the mood for a rousing time, and was not disappointed. Peter
and Mindi took the stage together, playing seamlessly on each
other’s tunes, such as Peter’s oldies but goodies “Promenade,” “Mr.
Magic,” and “What Does It Take,” or Mindi’s
favorites “Smile,” Save The Last Dance,” and “Flirt.” Exceptionally
special moments came when Peter introduced a new song off of
his soon to be released CD, Good Day,
called “Bright,” dedicated to the memory of bassist,
Wayman Tisdale, or when Mindi did a totally unplugged, acoustic
version of “Everytime” with Peter providing a perfectly
played, gentle guitar.
The crowd stayed on their feet to keep the dance party going
through “Bloom,” “Bueno Funk,” and “Lucy’s.” And
everyone loved it when “How Deep Is Your Love” morphed
into “Papa Was A Rolling Stone.” No one wanted
this evening to end, including Peter and Mindi, but it had
to, and went out on a high note with Mindi’s tune, “The
This was truly one of the most fun concerts with amazingly
talented musicians throughout the band.