There’s a reason Don Felder was asked to join The Eagles back in the 70’s; Eagles soar higher than all others. And on this warm autumn night in Patchogue, NY, Don Felder proved he can still soar!
Patchogue Theater holds a modest 1100 fans and although the show wasnt quite sold out, Dons’ reception appeared to have been a sold out 5,000 seat venue with an extremely warm reception starting right out the gate with “Already Gone”. Followed by other classics as “One of These Nights” and a Stevie Ray Vaughan classic, “Pride and Joy” the crowd was at his mercy.
The night only seemed to heat up with Felder singing hit after hit while he eloquently blazed through classic solos almost note for note pausing in between songs to give a brief history and dedicating “Tequila Sunrise” to his long time fellow Eagle, the late Glenn Frey.
Other such notable highlights were “Seven Bridges Road” where his bandmates Bruce Atkinson on Bass, David Myhre on guitar, Stevie Distanislao on Drums and Timothy Drury on Keys all shared harmonies and “Those Shoes” which featured David Myhre assisting with the “talk box” effect.
As it has been customary, Don brought out his infamous white Gibson SG double neck guitar for the finale, “Hotel California”. It goes without saying, the crowd was on their feet, hands in the air, whistles screeching and hands thunderously clapping making Mr Felder soar higher than never before!