You see it all the time at tribute or charity concerts, particularly on the encores. Look, there’s Tom Petty, and there’s Ron Wood, and Dylan’s strumming a guitar…wait, there must be a dozen gee-tars playing on that song.
I know why it’s done, of course, but it seems a little silly to me.
I got the same vibe watching Springsteen on SNL last night. He was with his E Street Band, and there were no less than 6 guitarists (including bass) on stage. Really? Do his tunes really benefit from so much overlap?
I dunno, maybe they do. I’m interested in others’ opinions.