Thanks to Joseph Corey for the following review: Howdy, I just returned from Dylan's effervescent Great Woods show. Yes, the pretzels cost way too much at Don Law's tree lined goldmine, but Dylan sure does play fine shows here. I see that you already got the set lists, so here's a brief review if you're interested. Maybe Great Woods wasn't sold out because Elvis/Dylan fans were on a pilgrimage to Memphis. Well, anyone that missed tonight's show missed a terrific performance by Cowboy Bob, his band, as well as Ani DiFranco and BR 459. I don't know who picks Bob's openers, but he or she should be commended as both bands were quite entertaining. To these ears, Bob's guitar playing and vocals were much more focused and forceful at Great Woods than at Loon Mtn. and Tanglewood. Indeed, from my delightful 6th row center vantage point Bob appeared a good deal more relaxed than two weeks ago and certainly did more than his fair share of smiling and whisical cavorting, especially when he posed with one leg on the Kemper's riser during his soulful workout of Forever Young. Can a Townsend windmill be far behind? More dramatically, he seemed to give Larry Campbell much more room to solo and play darting rhythms. Both Larry and Bob sparkled on Blind Willie McTell as Bob fired off a quick riff after every couple of lines and Larry plucked a brillant accompaniment on a multi-string acoustic instrument that looked like something a Greek belly dancer's accompaniest would play. Both jams sparkled in McTell, helped in no small part by the exceptionally well sculptured sound, (a Great Woods rarity!), and the rock solid support given by Tony, Buddy, and David. Garnier's switch to a Rickenbacker has certainy helped give his bass wonderful definition in the mix. If I may digress, check out his work on a tape from Loon Mtn. where the PA really sound killer. Back to Blind Willie McTell, it was everything I hoped for and more. Let's be thankful he didn't heed the undertaker's bell! I could on, but I won't except to say that I had a swell time and I can't imagine that anyone left Great Woods feeling any differently than did I. Well, maybe Don Law since I boycotted his overpriced pretzels and many would be concert goers boycotted sections 4 and 8!
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