Zappa Plays Zappa in Quebec and the music lives on

Zappa Plays Zappa in Quebec and the music lives on

Main pic: Zappa plays Zappa, Festival d’été de Québec, 18 July 2015. Scène Loto-Québec du Parc de la Francophonie. Photo credit: Francis Gagnon.

Festival d’Été de Québec – 300 Shows – 10 Stages – 11 Days of music.

Saturday 18 July, 2015 (Quebec City) – Frank Zappa’s music lives on through Zappa plays Zappa.
Expertly led by Dweezil Zappa, his eldest son, and his tribute band.

Dweezil Zappa, Festival d’été de Québec, 18 July 2015. Scène Loto-Québec du Parc de la Francophonie. Photo credit: Francis Gagnon.

Dweezil Zappa, Festival d’été de Québec, 18 July 2015. Scène Loto-Québec du Parc de la Francophonie. Photo credit: Francis Gagnon.

With a huge catalogue to choose from, the audience, spirits not at all dampened by the inclement weather earlier in the day, were treated to 14 songs from the Zappa repertoire.

Inca Roads was sublime.

As the show progressed, the band displayed all their jamming skills. What a wonderful sound.

There were drum solos, saxophone solos and some expert keyboard action thrown in.

Big Swifty drew the loudest applause of the night.

Montana was up next, Dweezil Zappa excelling on the guitar, to the delight of the crowd.

The band, consisting of Ryan Brown, Scheila Gonzalez, Ben Thomas, Chris Norton, Kurt Morgan, and of course Dweezil Zappa, deserved all the plaudits for putting on great show.

Zappa’s performance of Apostrophe was majestic. Cosmik Debris was enjoyed by all, too.

The Grand Wazoo came next, with it’s long instrumentals. Multi-talented Scheila Gonzalez stepped out from behind the keyboards, picked up her saxophone and took the spotlight.

Sinister Footwear and Muffin Man finished off the evening.

The crowd wanted more though, and they got it with Dancin’ Fool as the encore.

Festival d’Été de Québec – 300 Shows – 10 Stages – 11 Days of music.
If you’re a music-lover then Quebec City is always the place to be in July.

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