In between Hampton’s first and second sets, in walks Tarbell and the two get to talk for the first time in many years.
Why the reunion? Back in the day, Tarbell owned the now-legendary Ludlow Garage. The biggest claim to fame for the venue was the album Live at Ludlow Garage, recorded there in 1970 by the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, the Allman Brothers Band. The opening act that night was the Hampton Grease Band, led by Hampton.
In the 40-plus years hence, Hampton has fronted many memorable outfits.
One group in particular, the Aquarium Rescue Unit, became a thriving hive of future great musicians who would go on to make their own mark in the music world, including Derek Trucks, Jimmy Herring, Jeff Sipe, Rev. Jeff Mosier, Oteil Burbridge and more.Now, Hampton brings his latest band to Stanley’s Pub, following last year’s release of the documentary movie, Basically Frightened: The Musical Madness of Col. Bruce Hampton, Ret.
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