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Best I've Ever Seen

Talking with artists about concerts they'll never forget

Gary Stoller is an award-winning editor, author, and journalist. He's written for USA TODAY and loves Bob Dylan and Blue Rodeo.

Best I've Ever Seen

Talking with artists about concerts they'll never forget

Gary Stoller is an award-winning editor, author, and journalist. He's written for USA TODAY and loves Bob Dylan and Blue Rodeo.

Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks Remember their Roots – and Favorite Shows

I could listen to, watch and read about these guys all day and all night. Nice one, Gary.

I agree completely. 

Saw Susan at a Lilith Fair second stage in Indianapolis back in the 90's...I had heard her stuff and had her record on Cool-tone label so I was right in front of the stage very excited to see her...there's maybe 50 people there when she started playing...she's tearing it up, little waif with that gigantic voice reminiscent of Janis...I'm aware that more people are filling in behind me, but I look around 4 songs in and there's probably a 1,000 people standing there now, and they are going crazy, and the people just kept coming...Natalie Maines, one of the Erwin sisters, and Sarah McLachlan came back and sang with her on the encore, "Angel From Montgomery"...that performance stands out as among the best shows I have seen, and perhaps part of it was she was basically unknown to the crowd and pulled all those people in...but she was the real thing and you could hear and feel it, and to have the organizer of the festival and one of the featured acts join her for an encore on the backstage was confirmation...and now she's in this amazing band with Derek, who is such a soulful guitarist...you feel like they could take it someplace we haven't been yet..nice one Gary as Steve said!

 

Going to see them Feb 8th at the Kirby, a smallish theater in Wilkes-barre PA. One of my favorite bands to see live.