Robert Hunter returns to the stage this fall
As many of you know, after a nearly decade-long absence, Robert Hunter will return to the stage this fall in a series of eight East Coast shows, dates below. For further information, his new website, www.roberthuntertour.com, is now live.
|9/26 Thurs.||The Paramount, Huntington, NY|
|9/28 Sat.||Symphony Hall, Allentown, PA|
|10/1 Tues.||Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ|
|10/3 Thurs.||The Palace, Stafford Springs, CT|
|10/4 Fri.||Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA|
|10/5 Sat.||Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY|
|10/7 Mon.||Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA|
|10/10 Thurs.||Town Hall, New York City|
No Yellow Moons. He's done Tiger Rose a couple of times and Tales of the Great Rum Runners at least once.
Would have loved to see "Dire Wolf>Peggy-O>Dire Wolf>Peggy-O>Dire Wolf. Definitely a couple of my favorite ditties.
this is so great to hear....
You might be hard pressed to find anyone more happy to be at Town Hall last night than Robert Hunter. Maybe it's something in the New York City air but this place always brings out the best in him. He brought his bag of tricks onto the stage and proceeded to empty it, as this was by far the longest show of the tour. To wit:
Franklin's Tower; Standing on the Moon; Box of Rain; Dire Wolf>Peggy-O>Dire Wolf>Peggy-O>Dire Wolf; Ship of Fools; Deal; Silvio; Candyman
Jack Straw; Cruel White Water; Brown Eyed Women; It Must Have Been The Roses; Reuben & Cherice; Stella Blue; Wharf Rat; Brokedown Palace; Sugaree; The Wind Blows High; Talking Money Tree>Friend of the Devil; New Speedway Boogie
Scarlet Begonias; Ripple; Boys In The Barroom
At the end of Speedway he just let loose with a few scatted verses where I swear I heard a verse of Liberty. Robert was in absolute top form on both guitar and vocals. Seek out this show on the internets because you will not be disappointed. I do believe this tour has proven - to me (but I'm easy) and to Robert himself - that this can and should continue. He stated he'd be back in the Spring, so we got that going for us (which is nice). Now it's time for all of us to rest our weary bones.
.....thank you, for a real good time!
Terrific show last night at the Wilbur Theatre. To my ear the standouts were "Reuben and Cherise", "Scarlet Begonias", "New Speedway Boogie" and "Ship of Fools". The latter two songs were sung with pointed emphasis on certain lines which would indicate a commentary on the present state of "government". The highlight above is not meant to diminish the other songs played-they were all wonderful-these simply resonated with me a little more last night. Hunter was happy to be there and the crowd was happy that he was there. There were roses, roses, roses tossed onto the stage at various points in the show. Oh yeah, another highlight-"It must have been the Roses". As I said, it was all good. PS-the Wilbur is a real nice place to see this kind of show. No hassles by the kind staff either.
Is certainly one of them!!!
The Jack of Roses will beat me to it. He always manages to get to the heart of it. I remember a certain post where put me in his basement playing cards with his girlfriend and her friend, listening to:
"Lily, Rosemary and The Jack Of Hearts"
Some people have a knack of being able to set the table with their words.
The balcony is pretty empty though.
and we expect a detailed report!!