The show Saturday was incredible. His skills with his beat up Telecaster make me very envious, although, and this might just be my gear fetishizing snobbery, but I was a little tentative about his setup.
Slo Tom was running around getting everything done last minute, as per usual, and never could get rid of a nasty 60Hz hum, but it was the choice of a pair of small Fenders: Silverface Princeton and Blues Jr. that had me a bit surprized. Surely he has access to illusory boutique brands I've never heard of - to get that creamy woman tone which I only dream of - not these rudimentary workhorse practice amps.
But then he played - and the echo chimed in stereo through his Line 6 DL6 (and yeah, thats a purchase I haven't regretted for a second).
So maybe his road gear is basic. Maybe he's got a Roland
Space Echo and a pair of Mazerati's in his studio. But he sounds fine on stage. Especially in a slow croon cover of Springsteen's Street's of Fire.