From the January 3, 2004 show at Players
Me and Becca really enjoyed the
show! This show was in a lot more of an intimate setting than before, and Oreo
seemed to enjoy the show just as much as we did. It was nice to meet you
Stephen. Kickass drum solo man! MORE COWBELL! After seeing your kit up close, I
think I am going to modify my setup a little bit. All of the Texarkanarocks
mentions or as the Homey's call them, props, were great.
I have just one word to describe
the performance by Oreo Blue last night...WOW!!! These guys continue to impress
me more and more. They are a complete blues band from the awesome rhythm section
to the unbelievable sax and guitar solos. Great vocals by all the guys too. And
don't let me get started with the humor of this band. The guitar player had me
laughing my ass off on a couple of their songs. And then the final song of the
night, Hey Joe, where he went completely nuts and took off his guitar and
balanced it on one finger above his head and roamed around the stage for a good
minute like this, then Hendrix style, put the guitar in front of his amp doing
all kinds of crazy stuff, and then laid it on the stage and started to hump it
all along the stage. Oh man, you just had to be there to understand how cool it
was. Great, great finale.
Anyways, thanks Stephen for taking the time to talk to me and Brandon during the break. Also, thank you guys for the little sermon at the end telling people if they like live music to continue to support the bands in the area, because without their support the bands wouldn't have any place to play. Mad props on the mentions of Texarkanarocks.com as well.
I look forward to seeing Oreo Blue the next time you come to Player's. I think I can say the same for my buddies that I encouraged to come out last night that have become your newest fans.
I bought a DVD that night and I
can't quit watching it! These guys are awesome! True pros!
I would like to say that Oreo
Blue's show was the best I have seen in Texarkana. The guys "Let it
loose". They can play the blues and not make it sound like a broken record
with each song showing more talent than the one before. I am now a true fan and
I'm looking forward to seeing all of you again.
Tell Gary thanks for the guitar pick!! By the way, I could not help but notice Oreodrummer you were listening to Tower of Power-excellent choice!! We had a half-time show at Henderson State as a tribute-very pumping! (Go ahead everyone and make the One time at band camp jokes...)
Chat comments from TexarkanaRocks.com following Oreo Blue shows (with Wes Jeans) at Players from November 8th, 2003
I said this already under their calender event post. D
A M N !! This is by far the best band I have ever seen here or anywhere
matter. If you didn't make to this show, you missed out in a way that you couldn't imagine. The most impressive band to me has always been the SNL
band, and I have always wanted to be in the audience at a Sat. Night Live show because I have heard that during commercials the band goes off. I feel
as though I have been there now. These guys measured up to that kind of performance. Plus, being as how I used to Play sax. That guy blew me away.
His sound was incredible, hell the whole sound was. Hope to see you guys again soon!
Tue Nov 11, 2003 10:28 am
They are the most complete package band I have ever seen from great front man to guitar monster when needed to funky bass to impressive drumming with rare and great sax. The first comment I made to the band during their first break (when I luckily caught their first show) was "you guys are the best band that has ever passed through the borders of Texarkana." I was kind of drunk at the time and questioned my own judgement. It was confirmed the
second time I saw them. I hate to compare bands to each other as one better than another. They deserve it. They truly are a very high caliber band for
this region of the country.
Oreo Rules! *save room for Wes*
Tue Nov 11, 2003 11:10 am
I think that was the best show I've seen Oreo put on at Players and Wes just added that much more to it. I hope after the 22nd I will be saying the same
about Wes's show cause I am expecting another great one.
Thanx for gettin' my back on this one Sami, I felt me slippin' away on this long winded post. A real good example though. Last Sat. Dean and I went to
see Oreo Blue and Wes Jeans. I know for a fact word of mouth alone should have had more people at that show. They were the best band I have ever
heard. They had a very good crowd going, but as always around here, it was way too small. We didn't show up till about 11:00, and got a parking space
right by the front door. That's not good, a band that good outta have people standing outside listening just 'cause they wouldn't fit in the place.
Tue Nov 11, 2003 9:51 am
Me and Becca really enjoyed Oreo Blue, I was just
disappointed that they weren't black. lol I mean hell, you would expect a Kiss
tribute band to wear
the makeup right? just kiddin' We had a blast and we enjoyed Wes too. We will definitely catch them again.
The owner says he is never having a big band back at his place again. I hope he was just frustrated and gets over it. He is now a big fand of Oreo and
Wes and think he will continue to have them but will be hard pressed to have anyone else. If you read the comments about Oreo (comments were not
inspirational) and Wes (comments were negative) in Gig Reviews then you will understand why Texarkana has a mountain to climb. When a site is formed with
a chance to promote a scene, and the artists themselves use it like the sole of their shoe to put out a cigarette.
Memory of Wes and Gary jamming to Allman Brothers
Tue Nov 11, 2003 10:39 am
I know you are a fan now and not slamming you today. I was trying to give an example of what Texarkana is up against as those posts still exist. I don't
think attendance is the whole story. First, Oreo should draw more attendance than Wes in this town that is. Although young potential can be a huge draw,
Oreo has many, many years of experience coupled with a show that might appeal to more people as Wes' show is more specialized.
Tue Nov 11, 2003 11:33 am
If you missed Oreo Blue last time they were at Players here is your chance to see them. Should be a great show.
BarryMon Nov 03, 2003 3:50 pm
Man, with all I have heard about these guys, I have GOT to go to this one!
Mon Nov 03, 2003 8:00 pm
Is Texarakana ready for this show! Oreo is probably one of the most professional bands I have ever seen here.
Fri Nov 07, 2003 9:44 pm
For those who didn't know. The last time Oreo was at Players Gary did the Hendrix flaming guitar thing and then smashed dam thing.
Sat Nov 08, 2003 3:54 pm
Well, I got my autographed CD and Wes didn't beat me up too badly. His bodyguard, now that is a different story . . . Just kidding. Actually, I
wish I had a video of it: We had been talking for about 15 minutes and then I stuck my hand out and said, "By the way, I'm SmittyG." The look on Wes'
face was priceless. Oreo Blue is a great blues band and I enjoyed their show very much. Wes was firing on all cylinders and kicked major ass up
there. I really like the BB King stuff he did. He displayed a wide range of mood and style and did it all with exceptional skill. I have to admit, my
earlier review had to be just an off night for the guy cause I could find no faults in his playing or his presentation tonight. I think anyone who was
there, and there was a very nice crowd there, will agree with me. Everyone seemed to be having a great time. The other stand out for me was OB's bass
player (sorry, I forgot your name). That guy had a great sound, great feel, and funk to spare. Most bass players I find to be capable and get the job
done; this guy was inspirational. After posting this, I'll probably have to practice a few hours just to feel worthy again.
I'm looking forward to catching both Oreo Blue and Wes Jeans when they make it back to T-town.
Sun Nov 09, 2003 12:40 am
I really enjoyed it! I was totally impressed with Oreo Blue. Wes Jeans was great when he sat in with the band. Got to talk to him for a few minutes,
seemed like a great guy. There was alot of energy in the show. The crowd was really into it. Great sound as well. What I'm trying to say folks, is it was
good all the way around.
Sun Nov 09, 2003 1:59 am
Completely awsome show. Brian is a great front man. I second the "great all around". They are the complete package. It's great to see older guys playing
like their still 18 especially Gary (the guitarist). What was that throwing his leg over the neck of the guitar all about.
They seem to love what they do and believe they would put on a fantastic show even if there were only 2 people who showed to see them.
Sun Nov 09, 2003 12:08 pm
"They seem to love what they do and believe they would put on a fantastic show even if there were only 2 people who showed to see them."
This statement sums it up completely for me- If every band had this attitude we'd all get to see a lot better shows! Oreo & Wes- you guys kick ass!
Sun Nov 09, 2003 6:53 pm
All I can say is "D A M N" what was that? I have always wanted to go to New York, just to hear the Sat. Night Live band up close and personal. Oreo Blue
and Wes Satisfied that urge, and saved me a ton of cash on plane tickets. You guy's were Awesome! oh yeah, the sax player........D A M N!!!!!
Tue Nov 11, 2003 10:09 am
Wes will be there in two weekends and sure as hell hope there was enough profit to have Oreo back or it will be a big loss for Texarkana.
Some old T-Bone by Oreo and Wes
Tue Nov 11, 2003 10:56 am
Oreo Blue and Wes Jeans are both, without a doubt, the best Texarkana has seen in a long, long time in the field of blues. I tip my hat to them. Maybe
a little time at PLAYERS actually listening to the band would have made you feel a little less Purple. With what Texarkana has had to offer up as of
late in the band department...I would think that folks from here would enjoy just a small breath of fresh air. ABOVE and BEYOND all else there were 2 men
playing guitars with thier tongues, on the stage at PLAYERS where else in town does that happen, Smiles from here!!!!
Sun Nov 09, 2003 7:48 pm
Amen Roses. Have you heard Oreo play non-blues? Holly sh#$ fire! They are highly talented and varied in their abilities.
Sun Nov 09, 2003 11:17 pm
These guy's put on one helluva show
Sat Jul 19, 2003 8:26 am
I am interested in hearing the body count. Looked like more people than have ever been in that place at one time. I have never seen a flaming guitar or
one broken on stage before in Texarkana. Gary Hutchison unleashed. He lived up to his name the "Guitar Monster" and Brian Crowne on sax is unbelivabe
with bass and drums awesome also. And of course 22 yr old Wes Jeans stepped up for some killer playing too. Absolutely an awsome night!
Sat Jul 19, 2003 1:12 pm
I have never seen a flaming guitar or one broken on stage before in Texarkana. We(Fat Chance) are playing at Players tonight, just so we can
outdo the band last night we will not only break and set fire to a guitar but we will also set fire to Sean our guitar player. No, he doesn't know
this yet and if you tell him it'll probably just make him mad so please kind of keep this a secret.
MagicDragon's only friend
Sat Jul 19, 2003 3:07 pm
I too caught the show Fri. It was cool (as always) to meet more people from this forum. I saw alot of trocks people out there. Great band Oreo Blue! I
will definately go see them again if given the chance! There guitar player is AWESOME!!! Great time, Great sax playing! Enjoyed the hell out of it. Me
and the Deacon were kicked back judging every guitar player there, lol. And to the Oreo Blue boys, they recieve a thumbs up on my vote!!
****Oh yeah Wes Jeans played the guitar at some point.
Mon Jul 21, 2003 8:15 am
Some people still call him a phenom and appears for 4 years now he would not like for that to be part of his hype. As far as I know not one man has ever
lived up to his youthful hype except Tiger Woods. He is the only one that I know of. Your right there was no fire from the fingertips, lightning bolts or
levitation. But the kid is pretty solid for 7 years of play up against a man (Gary of Oreo) who has played some odd 35 years or more. The kid filled in
for Gary recently for a weekend not too bad considering the shoes he was having to fill. I have to admit I should have shed a lot more light on Oreo (as if anybody
even paid attention to what I said from the get go). I made it appear Wes was going to be the show, but at the time of my original post everyone was
slamming cover bands so I left there props out. And thats mostly what Oreo played the first time was dance covers. After I saw the DVD, I said UH OH.
And it looks like Wes has a new mentor. I'm not a musician so I'm not sure what more technically he can show and darn how do you top a back up like the entire Oreo that was behind him. But I do look forward with great anticipation of his future shows and Oreos as well.
Mon Jul 21, 2003 8:20 pm
Its killing me you missed the 80 minute Hendrix set. I thought it was the best part of the show (your really hatn me now I know). I'd let you borrow
the DVD but somehow I don't think you'd want to return it.
Tue Jul 22, 2003 8:58 pm
Wow, hit a nerve, cool! I want everyone to know that I had a great time at the show- I thought Oreo was incredible- And Scott you really did miss the
best part of the show! I kind of feel sorry for Wes, I wouldn't have wanted to follow a burning guitar!
Wed Jul 23, 2003 10:10 am
I think we are probably a close second on most people ever at players for one band. Now let the backlash begin. And as far as living up to the hype...
well I guess we will just have to wait and see. Oreo Blue kicked ass they are a great bunch of guys.
Fri Jul 25, 2003 11:49 pm
Finally!! Wes Jeans is coming back to Texarkana will blow the plate glass right out place. He is one of the most killer blues players in the area to
listen to and watch as he puts on a show with Hendrix style. He is coming with the prospect of working out future bookings, so if Texarkana expects
him to come back we will need to give him a reason although I think Oreo's draw will already be impressive. He will be opening for Oreo Blue a top notch band who also put on a onehelluva show with tons of energy and some great sax that there's not much chance to see around here. I have ordered the DVD/CD and can't wait for it to get here.
Fri Jun 27, 2003 10:14 am
Next weekend is gonna freakin rock. Wes Jeans with Oreo Blue. if ya miss it, ur a dumb ass.
Sun Jul 13, 2003 6:03 pm
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