Vince Gill joins the Eagles

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    Vince Gill joins the Eagles

    At first this surprised me, but more I thought about it, he fits. Vince was a regular at every one of Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival, when Gregg Allman was honored by the " All My Friends " show at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Gill was there ......... it seems whenever great musicians talk about people they think are great or influenced them, Vince Gill's name pops up .

    He is the ultimate crossover musician, there's not a genre that can contain him.

    Vince Gill Talks Joining the Eagles: 'I Feel I'm a Great Fit'
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    Originally Posted by Hermit View Post
    At first this surprised me, but more I thought about it, he fits. Vince was a regular at every one of Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival, when Gregg Allman was honored by the " All My Friends " show at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Gill was there ......... it seems whenever great musicians talk about people they think are great or influenced them, Vince Gill's name pops up .

    He is the ultimate crossover musician, there's not a genre that can contain him.

    Vince Gill Talks Joining the Eagles: 'I Feel I'm a Great Fit'
    I watched that Allman show on PBS not too long ago. Gill played some pretty good guitar on the song he was on. Surprised me.
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    Eagills

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    RS: What songs are you singing in the set?

    VG: Lyin' Eyes, New Kid in Town, Take It to the Limit and Heartache Tonight.

    me: if he can hit those notes in 'take it to the limit' like randy meisner, more power to him. if not, he should sing 'one of these nights' instead. but maybe glenn's kid has that one.
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    Originally Posted by KCRuf/Nek View Post
    I watched that Allman show on PBS not too long ago. Gill played some pretty good guitar on the song he was on. Surprised me.
    He was invited to all four Crossroads Guitar Festival, because Eric thought of him as a guitar player.
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    Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    RS: What songs are you singing in the set?

    VG: Lyin' Eyes, New Kid in Town, Take It to the Limit and Heartache Tonight.

    me: if he can hit those notes in 'take it to the limit' like randy meisner, more power to him. if not, he should sing 'one of these nights' instead. but maybe glenn's kid has that one.
    The Eagles had already transitioned 'Take it to the Limit' to a much lower key and it just wasn't the same.

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    Looks like Mike Leach.
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    Vince Gill gave up being a professional golfer to focus on his music.

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    Very talented guy.

    I give him two records before Henley forces him out

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    Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    Vince Gill gave up being a professional golfer to focus on his music.
    And head coach of Texas Tech.
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    I'm still devastated that Glenn Frey is gone, but I'd give Vince Gill a chance. It won't be the same, but I think he can pull it off
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    Originally Posted by barlowd View Post
    Eagills
    How did I miss that earlier. Bravo you magnificent ****.

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    He's too old. If he tries to come across the middle to catch a pass, he's gonna get killed. Literally killed. He could die on the star at midfield. Nobody wants to see that.
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    Shouldn't the thread title be "Norman, Oklahoma's own Vince Gill..."?
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    Originally Posted by TheBoots View Post
    Shouldn't the thread title be "Norman, Oklahoma's own Vince Gill..."?
    Not really, but close, he's an OKC guy. A Northwest Classen grad.

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    Originally Posted by RockFlagandEagle View Post
    How did I miss that earlier. Bravo you magnificent ****.

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    Originally Posted by Hermit View Post
    Not really, but close, he's an OKC guy. A Northwest Classen grad.
    I thought born in Norman?

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    Originally Posted by TheBoots View Post
    I thought born in Norman?
    Maybe so.

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    Originally Posted by Houston Cougar View Post
    The Eagles had already transitioned 'Take it to the Limit' to a much lower key ...
    makes sense

    ... and it just wasn't the same.
    yeah. they were a great band when they featured meisner and leadon.

    nothing against felder and walsh. i love those guys. but the eagles were more cutting edge before they went all arena rock.
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    From 2013 Crossroads Guitar Fest ........

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    He was rock before he went country
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    Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    RS: What songs are you singing in the set?

    VG: Lyin' Eyes, New Kid in Town, Take It to the Limit and Heartache Tonight.

    me: if he can hit those notes in 'take it to the limit' like randy meisner, more power to him. if not, he should sing 'one of these nights' instead. but maybe glenn's kid has that one.
    Vince Gill has plenty of vocal range to cover any Eagles song. The only issue to me is going to his voice tone itself....is he really the right sound considering how iconic the Eagles are. I love Vince Gill, but I'm not hearing Vince Gill singing Take it to the limit (in my head, it sounds a bit weak).

    Can't wait to hear how this goes though.

    Edit: Apparently I had never heard the original with Meisner's high notes. Took some searching to even find it. Listened, to it today. As I've always heard the revised version, it sounds really awkward to me. I don't think Vince Gill can do the high notes version well, nor would I want him to.
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    Originally Posted by RockFlagandEagle View Post
    And head coach of Texas Tech.
    Glad I'm not the only me that thought Leach looked a lot like Gill.

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    I've always thought Vince Gill was one of the best guitar players in country music. As far as not being a studio musician, but a mainstream performer, which he could do either.

    A few other great ones: Steve Wariner, Clint Black, Brad Paisley.

    There was another really good one in the 90's with red hair and a red beard, had a few good hits but his name escapes me. Looked sort of like Michael Martin Murphy. Someone tell us who he was please.

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    Originally Posted by Bustarime View Post
    I've always thought Vince Gill was one of the best guitar players in country music. As far as not being a studio musician, but a mainstream performer, which he could do either.

    A few other great ones: Steve Wariner, Clint Black, Brad Paisley.

    There was another really good one in the 90's with red hair and a red beard, had a few good hits but his name escapes me. Looked sort of like Michael Martin Murphy. Someone tell us who he was please.
    Mac McAnally?
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    Originally Posted by TheBoots View Post
    I thought born in Norman?
    Yep

    Born April 12, 1957 (age 60)
    Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.

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    I thought they got Timothy Schmidt to do all their ultra high stuff....


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    Will he play quarterback?

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    Originally Posted by PokeJ View Post
    Will he play quarterback?
    LB

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    Originally Posted by nocalsooner View Post
    He was rock before he went country
    You sure about that? He was in Moutain Smoke in 1975.

    http://www.mountainsmokeband.com/bio.html

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    Originally Posted by Stoopsies Pinkie View Post
    Mac McAnally?
    Wow, Somebody knows Mac. That is one way cool guy. Got to hang out with him in spring of 1982 for a few days. He can seriously play guitar. However, I don't remember any of his own songs from the 90's being hits for him. A boatload of songs that he wrote were hits for other artists.

    In his early incarnation as a balladeer he had a couple of songs that made the top 40 on AOR/top 40. One called "Minimum Love" in 1983 made it. OKC was one of his best markets for that song.

    I don't know if he is the guitarist you are thinking about but he has been a pretty in demand session player through the years.

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    Originally Posted by Yuck Fu View Post
    Wow, Somebody knows Mac. That is one way cool guy.
    And his wife's hot....

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    Originally Posted by Yuck Fu View Post
    Wow, Somebody knows Mac. That is one way cool guy. Got to hang out with him in spring of 1982 for a few days. He can seriously play guitar. However, I don't remember any of his own songs from the 90's being hits for him. A boatload of songs that he wrote were hits for other artists.

    In his early incarnation as a balladeer he had a couple of songs that made the top 40 on AOR/top 40. One called "Minimum Love" in 1983 made it. OKC was one of his best markets for that song.

    I don't know if he is the guitarist you are thinking about but he has been a pretty in demand session player through the years.
    Yeah, it seemed like he played on every record there for a while.

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    Originally Posted by AcousticSoup View Post
    I thought they got Timothy Schmidt to do all their ultra high stuff....
    Vince does TBS' signature song. Sounds pretty damn good to me...


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    Originally Posted by VUGear View Post
    And his wife's hot....
    No picture? You need a Snickers.

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    Originally Posted by SiggyPoke View Post
    No picture? You need a Snickers.
    She was in the "Girls in your Friendslists you would bang" thread, which was of course deleted...
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