Just as no good deed goes unpunished, no good idea goes unrepeated. On April 21, 2009 Blues Music Award Band of the Year nominee Nick Moss & The Flip Tops will release the follow up to his first critically acclaimed live album, Live at Chan's, with Live At Chan's: Combo Platter No. 2. Live at Chan's (2006), Moss' first live album, was nominated for a BMA as Album Of The Year.
Combo Platter No. 2 is the seventh full-length release from Moss and collects highlights from two July 2008 shows at Chan's in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. The first half of the live set is Moss backed by his Flip Tops, a traveling variety show of multi-instrumentalists. Gerry Hundt covers bass, harmonica, and mandolin, even taking lead vocal on one track. Willie Oshawny handles piano/keyboards, and veteran Bob Carter holds it all together on drums. When Hundt trades his bass for harmonica or mandolin, Moss' wife, Kate, takes over on bass.
Returning to the site of one of his career triumphs, Moss made these shows at Chan's something special. Chicago-blues pillar guitarist/singer Lurrie Bell joins him onstage for the second half of the set.
Spare Ribs & Chopsticks (Instrumental)
Try To Treat You Right (Nick Moss, vocal)
Whiskey Makes Me Mean (Gerry Hundt)
I Got All Kinds of Love (Nick Moss, vocal)
Lonesome In My Bedroom (Nick Moss, vocal)
Fill 'Er Up (Instrumental)
Don't Lie To Me (Lurrie Bell, vocal)
Five Long Years (Lurrie Bell, vocal)
I'm Ready (Lurrie Bell, vocal)
I Wanna Know (Nick Moss, vocal)
Chicago-area fans will have a chance to get their copy of Live at Chan's: Combo Platter No. 2 signed and early when the band takes the stage at Buddy Guy's Legends April 4, 2009.