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Recorded live on November 29th, 1989 in Denver while Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble were on tour for their new album, “In Step”. The Show at Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, NM / McNichols Arena, Denver, CO recorded over two nights November 28th/29th, 1989. A great Soundboard recording.

However, that night Stevie Ray, along with guest guitarist Jeff Beck, did not focus strictly on playing songs from the album, but instead had fun rocking out on versions of Stevie Wonder’s ‘Superstition’ and Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Voodoo Child,’ both of which are included famously here. During their performance of ‘Life Without You,’ one of Vaughan’s earlier songs, the newly reformed guitar hero even took the time to speak out on substance abuse and plead with his audience not to go down the same road he had.

01 – The House Is Rockin’ [00:00]
02 – Tightrope [02:41]
03 – Let Me Love You Baby [08:20]
04 – Look At Little Sister [14:10]
05 – Leave My Girl Alone [17:38]
06 – Riviera Paradise [23:54]
07 – Wall Of Denial [34:31]
08 – Superstition [40:29]
09 – Cold Shot [45:29]
10 – Crossfire [52:29]
11 – Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) [56:38]

Unfortunately, less than a year later one of the greatest guitar players the world has ever known was dead at age 35 from a helicopter crash.

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Sisters Elle Puckett, Vocals, Guitar and sister Shealeen Louise Puckett Vocals, Piano  are Poema an American acoustic singer-songwriter duo from Albuquerque, New Mexico. The group is currently signed to Tooth & Nail Records and has released two EPs with them. According to the group’s Myspace page, sisters Elle and Shealeen Puckett were surrounded by music their entire lives, starting with their parents being in bands to playing music since pre-adolescence. The sisters never planned to be professional musicians until an extremely positive reception following a benefit show in 2008 in their hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico. After pondering shortly after the show, the sisters formed Poema, won a “Battle of the Bands” competition and recorded two demos.

In 2009, Poema signed to Tooth & Nail Records. At the time, Elle and Shealeen Puckett were 17 and 19, respectively. The record deal came as a result of a personal call from Brandon Ebel, founder and president of Tooth & Nail Records. The call followed a demo play from a representative whose attention had been caught by one of Poema’s performances. Aaron Sprinkle worked with Poema on recent projects. In 2014, they announced their separation from Tooth & Nail Records to become an independent band.

Elle and Shealeen Puckett, sisters born and raised in the American Southwest, comprise the band Poema. The female duo has been playing music ever since they can remember. At ten and twelve, the equal and opposites would walk to the local gas station to play Elvis covers for anyone filling up that day until they made enough money to buy candy.

The sisters have history. They’ve survived a house burning to the ground, countless tours spent sleeping on floors and in parking lots, every manner of car trouble possible and even a record deal coming to an end. After years performing in their hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico, the sisters decided to migrate to a more musical terrain. In 2013, they moved to Nashville, Tennessee.

With a new city comes a fresh sound. “Nashville is a place that sharpens your artistic senses. More than anywhere else, it makes you aware of the flaws in yourself and the areas that need improvement,” says Elle, “For this last collection of songs we gave ourselves complete freedom. No boundaries, no time limits, and nothing to distract ourselves from pulling out the best material we could.” And that’s exactly what they did. On their new five song EP, Poema has ebbed back to their pop roots, slowing it all down with lax guitars and swirly keys to invoke images of swaying palm trees and languid waves. It’s soulful. It’s groovy.

“The last two years in Nashville have had their highs and lows. Days of discouragement, inspiration, excitement and frustration. These songs feel like a culmination of all those days,” says Shealeen. The new songs are mature shift, a changing of the guard, it’s a new horizon. It’s the new Poema.
The 5 song EP will release this summer.