Great show with lots of surprises...
The first half was an over hour long music lesson. He took the same
songs and played them in jazz mode, then honky tonk, then rock, then
country, etc. It was great and he was all over the place, each new
move another surprise. We also were treated to the "International
Medley for Accordian", beginning (of course) with Lady of Spain.
(What's the difference between a trampoline and an accordian? You
usually take your boots off before jumping on a trampoline)
After a long intermission he came back on and Maud was with him again so
we expected some vocals. After the first song someone in the audience yelled "It's Bob Dylan's birthday today". Guess which group that one came from?
And Maud said "Oh yes, it's Bobby's birthday. We have some stuff
here that Bob Dylan wrote that we can do".
Now, we're all expecting "I Shall Be Released", and Garth does some
pretty wild intros (Chest Fever?), and no one was sure, but really,
what else would he play? Right? Wrong. The next thing we
heard from Maud was...
"Seen the arrow on the doorpost
Saying, "This land is condemned
All the way from New Orleans
Which promptly blew us all away. She sang the hell out of it and he
played the hell out of it. They followed it with "Makes No
Difference", and later did "The Weight" and "The Shape I'm In". You
really ought to hear her growl those last two songs, a most amazing
I think that most of us who were there this weekend would recommend this show. If you get the chance to see him, it's really worth your time and money.
--Posted by "handlevandal", 05-26-03