"Are you ready for some blues?" Buddy Guy asked as his face wrinkled into a sly grin.
Night two at Philadelphia's Wachovia Center started much like the first, with a thrilling opening set from Guy that drew most of the Heartbreakers and much of their crew to the side stage to watch the blues legend work his magic on his last night on the tour.
Guy covered a lot of ground during his hour-long set, from his own "Damn Right I've Got the Blues" and "Skin Deep" to blues classics "Hoochie Coochie Man" and "She's Nineteen Years Old" to a medley of John Lee Hooker's "Boom Boom," Cream's "Strange Brew" and Jimi Hendrix' "Voodoo Chile." It was a real treat to have Buddy on the tour, and everyone " from his management to the crew to the man himself " will be missed.
At a few minutes past 9 pm, Tom and the band took the stage to thunderous applause and launched straight away into a jangling "Listen to Her Heart." "Kings Highway" returned to the show after a month-long absence from the setlist, but the real treat tonight was the seemingly impromptu take on Chuck Berry's "Carol" sandwiched in between encores "Running Down a Dream" and "American Girl."
Oh Carol, don't let him steal your heart away I'm gonna learn to dance if it takes me all night and day
That's it for the second leg of the Mojo Summer 2010 tour! Keep checking back for videos from the last few shows of the tour and come see us when we return to the road in Atlanta on August 11!