AVO SESSION Basel is an indoor music festival, which takes place every October/November in Basel, Switzerland. The festival features international as well as national artists of diverse music genres in an intimate club setting. In 2010 the festival celebrated its 25th jubilee. On 26 October 2010, Ray Davies was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at his AVO Session concert in Basel; the concert was televised internationally.
Ray Davies is one of the finest songwriters this country has produced, but when I try to say so he holds up a hand in protest. “I know myself. I’m not very good at what I do.” That’s not false modesty. Even after five decades of fame and fortune, he suffers from melancholy and self-doubt. But it is absurd, coming from a man chosen to star in the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games. Read more at telegraph.co.uk.
G3 (Steve Morse, Steve Vai & Joe Satriani) playing a cover of the Kinks: You Really Got Me at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam. This was the first concert of their 2012 European Tour on July 20.