Greg Howe’s ‘Lost and Found’ Tour Sets the Rockpile Bar & Nightclub Ablaze

In a night filled with electrifying guitar solos, thundering basslines, and impeccable drumming, Greg Howe brought his ‘Lost and Found’ tour to The Rockpile Bar & Nightclub, leaving the audience in awe of his musical prowess. The night was further elevated by the exceptional performance of Sammy Boller, the direct support act, which made this concert an unforgettable experience.

Sammy Boller, who had been touring with Greg Howe for the past month, opened the night with a burst of energy. Sammy expressed his gratitude to the enthusiastic audience, sharing that the tour had been an incredible experience. He thanked everyone who had come out to support the show.

Ernest Tibbs stepped in for Stu Hamm during the last two weeks of the tour, as Stu Hamm had prior commitments in Estonia. Stu Hamm himself expressed his gratitude to Greg Howe for the opportunity to join him on the tour. Their final show together at The Iridium on August 19th marked the end of a musical journey that was cherished by fans and musicians alike.

One of the most touching moments of the evening was the tribute to Allan Holdsworth. Greg Howe and his band paid homage by performing a heart-stopping rendition of “Proto Cosmos,” reminding everyone of the profound impact Holdsworth had on the world of music.

But the surprises didn’t end there. Greg Howe introduced his merch girl, Pure Joy, as a “really cool singer” and invited her on stage to showcase her vocal talents. Together, they breathed new life into classic tracks, including Aretha Franklin’s “Rock Steady” and Led Zeppelin’s “What Is and What Should Never Be,” leaving the audience in awe of Pure Joy’s vocal prowess.

The fans in attendance were ecstatic. One fan who had waited since the late ’80s to see Greg Howe live described it as an “epic night of shreddy goodness,” a sentiment echoed by many in the audience. Another fan declared it the “best musical event ever attended,” praising Greg Howe’s exceptional artistry and ability to captivate from the very first note.

Greg Howe’s setlist was a showcase of his remarkable career, featuring tracks like “Kick It All Over,” a stunning cover of Greg Howe, Victor Wooten, and Dennis Chambers’ “Tease,” and the mesmerizing “Bird’s Eye View.” The night continued with classics like “Lucky 7,” “Morning View,” and “Jump Start,” each performance elevating the audience’s enthusiasm.

Greg Howe, accompanied by Ernest Tibbs and Joel Taylor, demonstrated not only their virtuosity but also their undeniable chemistry. The Rockpile Bar & Nightclub bore witness to an extraordinary night of music, where the talents of these musicians intertwined seamlessly, leaving everyone in attendance with a sense of awe and appreciation for the power of live music.

As the final notes echoed through the venue, it was clear that Greg Howe’s performance had left an indelible mark on the hearts of his fans. The 2023 North American Tour at The Rockpile Bar & Nightclub was a celebration of incredible musicianship, a tribute to legends, and an unforgettable night of musical magic.

Greg Howe Setlist The Rockpile, Etobicoke, ON, Canada 2023, Lost and Found

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