At Symphony Hall in Chicago: I have a bone to pick with Chicago bassist/vocalist Jason Scheff. Scheff is an excellent player and fine singer, having been with the band for almost 30 years. Unfortunately, he almost caused the death of my best friend Joe.
Shows I’ll Never Forget
At the Colchester Arts Centre: In Colchester, next to the roman walls of the town, stands this venue, once the church of St Mary-at-the-Walls. Built in 1206, the site has seen 23 protestant martyrs executed by burning
At the Vortex, Dalston, London: Just occasionally, the veil which hides from us all mysteries of other worlds, of suns, moons and stars becomes thinner
At City Winery, Chicago: Since 2012, Michael Nesmith has toured around the country with the Monkees and as a solo act.
At Ronnie Scott’s in London: Perhaps for Kenny Garrett and his quintet, it was just another night … just another gig. But for me, and I suspect for others in the audience at Ronnie Scott’s that night, it wasn’t.
At Chicago’s Mayne Stage: I was looking forward to seeing the band Poco again. I had the good fortune of seeing the band, or more accurately the Poco acoustic trio, in 2012.
At the Chicago Theatre: The phrase “Beatles tribute band” usually conjures images of costumes, bad wigs, and even worse pseudo-Liverpudlian accents.
At the Chicago Theatre, Chicago, Illinois: As the entire crowd bounced up and down, hands in the air, one thing was clear: only Earth Wind and Fire could turn the Chicago Theatre into one huge dance floor.
At Walsh Auditorium, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ: The category is Shows I’ll Never Forget, and certain shows have a radioactive half-life, so what’s 37 years among friends?
At St. Augustine Amphitheatre, St. Augustine, Florida: What we saw is not easy to explain.