Anything you could want and expect


Dic 10 2010, 12:39

Thu 9 Dec – BERT JANSCH with Pegi Young (folk legends)

The only bad thing which can be said about this gig is the Pegi (Mrs. Neil) Young and her band were a somnolent and totally misfit opening act for Bert.

The master himself did precisely what the crowd of only 250-300 hoped for: he sat down with just his acoustic and played so many great songs - e.g. "A Woman Like You," a fantastically tender rendering of "She Moved Through The Fair" and a pair of gems from Jackson C. Frank's "Blues Run The Game" (including that title-cut).

For a 67 year-old who recently underwent heart-surgery and very nearly drank himself to an early grave, Bert sounded unbelievably vital and in-command of his instrument (though he did roll his eyes when I called for "Anji"). Comparing tonight's gig to Bert's self-titled debut from 1965 on the way home, it was almost impossible to believe 45 years separated the performances.

This is a master musician who won't often, if ever again, tour this side of the pond in the future. Anyone in a position to catch the few remaining gigs on this mini-tour is strongly urged not to miss an opportunity to see him:

SAT DEC 11 - HARTFORD, CT - Wadsworth Atheneum (with the Pegi Young Band)
MON DEC 13 - WASHINGTON, DC (VIENNA, VA) - Jammin Java (with the Pegi Young Band)
WED DEC 15 - BROOKLYN, NY - Bell House (with the Pegi Young Band)
FRI DEC 17 - PITTSBURGH, PA - First Unitarian Church (with the Pegi Young Band)
SAT DEC 18 - BUFFALO, NY - Town Ballroom
MON DEC 20 - NEW YORK, NY - Iridium


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