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The Incomparable Vince Gill And Lyle Lovett Shine In A Rare Duo Show

I knew we would be treated to an intimate experience with Vince Gill and Lyle Lovett at the Capitol Center for the Arts when I saw the stage was set with two chairs, two mics, and a guitar rack. And, oh yes, a small table between the chairs. It was as if they were in their living room.

Lyle Lovett and Vince Gill

Lyle Lovett and Vince Gill

Lyle has toured as a duo, trio, and quartet with the likes of Guy Clark, John Hiatt, and Joe Ely, but I believe this is the first time he has toured with Vince in this format. They did only a small handful of dates (either three or four as I recall the tour schedule), and judging by the show I saw, it was a resounding success.

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The Mavericks Hosted A Dance Party!

The Mavericks were one of my top ten concerts of 2013 and I could not wait to see them again, now that I know their music much better.

The Mavericks

The Mavericks

I thought this would be a different experience considering The Capitol Center for the Arts is a seated venue, but I was wrong. There was as much energy coming from the band and the audience as there was at the show I saw last year (the demographic was generally older than I see at most other concerts I attend). Read the rest of this entry

Great Big Sea Rocked My Weekend!

Admittedly, Great Big Sea is one of my favorite bands to see live. They are all excellent musicians who know how to engage their audiences with their wide-ranging songs – from ballads to sea shanties to folk to rock, they do it all!


This review combines two shows at very different venues, the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, New Hampshire, and The Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, Massachusetts.  The former is a 1,300-seat venue and the latter seats 280. Read the rest of this entry

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