an enjoyable evening but not quite what it used to be
Posts By: Ken Davis
Fits the formula of great
comfortable and civilized setting
the next best thing
These were my 30th and 31st Bruce shows, and two I will never forget.
Warm and friendly
The love she gave which equalled by the love she received from the audience.
Still love you, Bonnie!
Bucket List: Get Married, Get Pregnant, Dance with Bruce
He performed solo, and showcased his talent with one song from each of his albums in chronological order
Fagen’s voice was never great, and the years haven’t been kind to it. Fortunately it is augmented by three slinkily clad background singers including Cindy Mizelle who is also an E Street Choir member. With their great voices Fagen didn’t really have to sing much. Becker contributed some fine lead guitar and some amusing stage patter.
The set combined a fair number of songs from the new album, Song s of Innocence, with a nice mix of hits and obscurities. Among the latter were the first live version of “October” in about 25 years, played on the small stage with only Edge on keyboards.
I wish he would talk less, especially since I’ve heard most of these stories before. A few times he brought out his guitar rack and started talking about the different individual instruments and what sounded good on each one. Interesting for a guitar nerd like me but probably not so much for most of the crowd.
The band features the songs and lead vocals of Colin Meloy. He has a unique point of view and a unique voice. The songs are richly textured, with little soloing. Lead guitarist Chris Funk and keyboardist Jenny Conlee play in a way that reminds of Peter Buck’s guitar in REM