“Live music is better/bumper stickers should be issued” – so says the bard, Neil Young, on “Union Man” (from Hawks & Doves).
Sad to say, the past year hasn’t been filled with many shows – far fewer, in fact, than in years past. Still, I was lucky to witness some memorable performances. (To read my reviews of the selected shows, click on the artists’ names.)
1) Neil Young & Promise of the Real @ Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, N.J., 7/16/15.
2) Paul McCartney @ the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, 6/21/2015
3) Melody Gardot @ the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia, 10/9/15.
4) Rumer @ the World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, 4/7/15
5) Stephen Stills @ the Keswick Theatre, 7/9/15
And, two more:
6) First Aid Kit @ XPoNential Music Festival at Wiggins Park in Camden, 7/25/15
7) Garland Jeffreys @ the Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville, Pa., 4/18/2015. I didn’t review either of the Garland Jeffreys concerts we saw because…well, he’s always great. That said, the first show was the better of the two simply because it was electric. (I did, however, write about the opening act for that show, which you can read here.)