I was forwarded this post from music analyst Bob Lefsetz, taking a look at some music acts currently touring and how they're drawing on the road. Some of the language is crude, but it makes for a fascinating read.
Some of my observations:
- Surprised that they ARE drawing: Robin Trower, Les Claypool, Hall and Oates
- Surprised that they AREN'T drawing: Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Gretchen Wilson (playing to many blades of grass at the Merriweather Post Pavilion. Guess it's "Hayell Yeah" and out, huh?)
- Not surprised that he's drawing: Tom Petty
- Not surprised that they AREN'T drawing: Bo Bice (where's all those screaming women now, eh? Watching whoever is the hunk du jour on the reality show du jour, I bet), Ashlee Simpson (was anyone worried that she WOULD draw?), Rob Thomas and Jewel, Sammy Hagar (now HE's the one telling babes, "I used to play with Van Halen!")
And I need to catch Rush on tour again before I die. Or they do.