excerpt from a nice long article in the Atlantic City Weekly:(Not Just Like) A Rolling Stone
Which brings us to Wednesday, April 18, when Wood says he will visit the
Golden Nugget — along with bandmate Steve Jordan — to personally look into
the sound requirements for his gig there Saturday night.
“The guys at the Golden Nugget were so nice,” says Wood. “They said, ‘Hey,
take our ballroom.’ And there’s also a smaller venue there ... I don’t know
much about it. And I said, ‘Yeah, I’d love to play a little small, cozy
concert.’ And then they said, ‘Well, take the bigger room.’ And I said,
‘Well, OK, I’m going to check on that [with regard to the sound].’ I’m going
with Steve Jordan [on Wednesday] to make sure it sounds good for the people.”
Wood’s artwork will also be a facet of the Atlantic City concert. Some of his
original works and re-worked paintings, the latter of which he calls
“Uniques,” — “I use images that I’ve done before and come back to them and
make them [new] originals. It’s quite an interesting way of re-presenting my
art” — will be on display.
“There will be some original hand-picked paintings there in the Golden
Nugget,” he adds.
The art show in New York is a mini-retrospective, along with some new works
and Wood’s “Uniques.” Wood says the exhibition was the initial reason for his
spring 2012 American adventure. The Golden Nugget show came up later.
“Well, it came as a sideline to my art [exhibition],” says Wood. “Because I
always like to paint and I always like to play and people kept asking me to
do a concert, and I thought, ‘Well, I didn’t come over here to do that, I
came over here to present my art, but while I’m at it, OK!’”
Woody has selected an all-star band for the A.C. show. He says the songs will
come from many periods of his prolific musical career.“In Atlantic City I’m going to play a concoction of songs from my solo album
career, and different tributes to the Stones and Faces,” says Wood. “I’ve got
a great band for [the show]. I’ve got Willy Weeks, the bass player that I got
from Donny Hathaway 38 years ago; it’s going to be great to get together
with him again. And I’ve got Steve Jordan on drums, and Bernard Fowler
helping on the vocals, and Chuck LaVelle on keyboards, and a young guy named
Andy Wallace who I brought over from England.”
Wood says fans in Atlantic City can expect to hear one of his solo career
highlights, Bob Dylan’s “Seven Days.” (LISTEN: Ronnie Wood sings a part of
"Seven Days" in our interview.)
“Oh, I’m [definitely] going to play that in Atlantic City!” says Wood, just
before breaking into a Dylan voice for an a cappella version of the song,
which he originally recorded for his 1979 album Gimme Some Neck.
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