Shows I’ll Never Forget

Evan Parker, John Edwards + others, November 20, 2014: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Evan Parker, John Edwards + others, November 20, 2014: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Evan Parker and John Edwards offered soul music for the spiritually minded during a very special performance at the Vortex.

Stevie Wonder, November 14, 2014: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Stevie Wonder, November 14, 2014: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Stevie Wonder’s ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ is one of those albums that I can truly say changed my life.

James Taylor, November 4, 2014: Shows I’ll Never Forget

James Taylor, November 4, 2014: Shows I’ll Never Forget

James Taylor, even at 66, takes the stage with a voice as clear and recognizable as if you were playing one of his early albums.

Manhattan Transfer, 1980: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Manhattan Transfer, 1980: Shows I’ll Never Forget

I arrived at the Minnesota State Fair completely unaware of who was playing that night. I left a life-long fan of Manhattan Transfer.

Jazz at the Movies, Ipswich Music Festival (2014): Shows I’ll Never Forget

Jazz at the Movies, Ipswich Music Festival (2014): Shows I’ll Never Forget

The Ipswich Music Festival presentation of Jazz at the Movies gave us more than we bargained for.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Toto and Michael McDonald, August 29, 2014

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Toto and Michael McDonald, August 29, 2014

Toto just seems to get better with age – and Michael McDonald held his own.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Paul McCartney, July 9, 2014

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Paul McCartney, July 9, 2014

Despite a recent illness, McCartney appeared trim, fit, and ready to rock.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Kitty La Roar and Nick Shankland, July 7, 2014

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Kitty La Roar and Nick Shankland, July 7, 2014

Playing regularly at Scarfe’s Bar in London, they take ownership of the music.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, June 8, 2014

Shows I’ll Never Forget: The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, June 8, 2014

Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl achieved a signature moment at Mountain Jam.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Live at Mohegan Sun Arena (2014)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Live at Mohegan Sun Arena (2014)

Emotions were running high in anticipation of this last pair of 2014 E Street shows. Tickets for the tiny Mohegan Sun Arena were a tough get. We felt lucky to be in the building.