Reviews
Providence, Rhode Island
Providence Performing Arts Center

November 10, 2023

[Ed Grazda], [Barry Gloffke]

Review by Ed Grazda


My 3rd show this tour. Bob great on the piano, especially 
Masterpiece tonight. no cover song, but nice harp on Every 
grain of sand.
The Providence audience was bad: up and down, coming in late,
going out for drinks etc. sad. they should have stayed home.
Otherwise Bob has been in rare form.
See you in Brooklyn.

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Review by Barry Gloffke


I'm writing this review on Monday after a riveting weekend of 
following Bob and the Boys around New England. Providence, RI, 
then Waterbury, CT, and lastly, Springfield, MA. I'll recap the 
Providence show here, although most of you probably heard it 
was another stellar show. Luckily I decided to leave NYC 
early  about 1pm  which gave me about 3.5 hours to spare 
before the 8pm curtain call. But I was still almost late arriving 
because of a 3-hour delay on Route I-95 due to a road 
malfunction in New London, CT. I got to the arena 10 minutes 
before showtime with just barely enough time to grab a drink 
and get to my seat. The arena was gorgeous! High-vaulted 
ceilings and an astounding amount of gold and red art and 
architecture. The sound was great, and the sight lines perfect. 
The Friday night crowd was feisty and energized from the get-go. 
There were many people standing/dancing who were confronted 
and asked to sit causing a heck-of-a-lot of commotion. But the 
show rocked, so who can blame anyone for standing/dancing. Bob 
started a bit slow again although he warmed quickly. He also lost 
his way once or twice lyrically  which makes what could have 
been a great show into just another good one  but we tend to 
forgive and forget his lapses. Bob is Bob. But I'm amazed at how 
good he sounds and plays on this tour. And the drumming of J.P. 
Penetcost brings these shows to life... even on the slow grooves. 
FALSE PROPHET, BLACK RIDER and CROSSING THE RUBICON were 
phenomenal and TO BE ALONE WITH YOU and GOODBYE JIMMY 
REED rocked! We did not get a cover tonight but we did get a 
superb harmonica solo by Bob. Thanks for another good one Bob. 
It was well worth the stress I went through.
Good to see Kevin from Port Chester and Canadian Sue with her 
daughter Chelsea. Nice!
Don't you miss it!

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