Jackson Browne Reviews
Shaka Brah from Honolulu, Hawaii MAHALO
GOT THE LOAD OUT BUT COULDN’T STAY...
So Jackson comes out for his encore... he's sings the Load Out... which segues into Stay... : “Jackson Brown closing with the ultimate encore song, “The Load- Out/Stay” with lyrics like, “... people stay just a little bit longer, we wanna play just a little bit longer..” but in mid-song at 10 pm, the City turns off the PA system!” Honolulu has a noise ordinance. All outdoor concerts have to end at 10pm This was due to a 1981 BLUE OYSTER CULT CONCERT @ Andrews Amphitheater on the UH campus. I lived nearby when that happened. The wealthy home owners lobbied for the noise ordnance. & tonight was the first time I've seen it enforced. & on a closing # about 'Staying... A Little Bit Longer. Hilarious His 3 hour show was incredible. New, classics, and so In tuned to the audience. We’ve never seen him so relaxed. & his voice was in perfect tone. His guitar runner slagged... but that added just the right comedic edge to the perfectly delivered show. & talk about Tight(?) the band was great!
Michael and Maria Maloney from San Diego, California and Virginia Beach, VA
A SHOW WITH SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
For those with a casual interest, you got your Pretender, Everyman, Running on Empty, Doctor My Eyes, Take it Easy, Shape of a Heart, Fountain of Sorrow, I'm Alive, Looking East, These Days. You got great musicality from his razor sharp band, and you got a warmed up, very toned singing voice. You got a three hour show with a 15 minute intermission. (Hey, we ALL wanted Late for the Sky- oh well) If you weren't a dedicated fan, you may not have loved the cuts from his new album, including the brilliant Birds of St. Marks. The dedicated fans loved to hear the long explanations about each song. We all got to appreciate his wit and humor. He was playing in his backyard and felt really at home and he said so. So go!! The casual listener needs to enjoy the musicianship of the first set and wait for the crowd pleasers in the second. GREAT SHOW!!
Mark W from Indianapolis, Indiana
ON TOP OF HIS GAME , HASN'T LOST A THING
Fantastic , totally awesome. .His voice sounded great seasoned with age , his band extremely tight , slightly different arrangements on some older songs , roughly 2 hours 35 minutes of playing time I've probably seen him at least 15 times over the years , all of them great , but this one sticks out for , especially from a set list standpoint . To anyone who's never seen him , young or old I highly recommend , Keep rocking Jackson😎
Virginia Vernon from Phoenix, Arizona
JACKSON BROWNE AT THE SYMPHONY HALL PHOENIX, ARIZONA
I have to say that the Jackson Browne Concert last night was one of the best I’ve ever seen.. no opening act just him & his band. Played for 2 hours then an intermission & came back & played for an hour & a half!! Jackson’s band was new & updated but complimented the man & his music superbly!! And JB talked to the audience telling little stories of how he loves Arizona and has been here many times since he was 8 years old & came with parents to work on the Hopi Reservation, then later on playing at Arcosanti, and writing Take It Easy in Winslow. He also mentioned that he loves to go to all the crazy antique stores we have all over the state. He was laughing that one time he found someone’s teeth in a jar at one antique store!! He said he will never forget that! LOL!! All in all JB is a Class Act & gave the audience 150%!! I have to say it was so good to sit & listen to really really good music & Jacksons voice was as good & clear as when he was 25!!
Jack Straw from Cincinnati, Ohio
HE STILL HAS IT - THAT MAN CAN SING
After seeing JB 40 plus times he still doesn't disappoint. great interaction with the crowd, good lead into the songs with some background, friendly, happy, good band and back-up singers and playing at Riverbend/ PNC in Cincinnati, can't get any better than that. What a venue, Easy in Easy out. JB still has it. he sounds like I 1st heard him over 40 years ago. What a talent. Can't wait to see him again. he's definitely one of the best musical talents that has performed flawlessly in over 5 decades....not many like him. HM
Lisa from Orlando, Florida
SOUNDS EXACTLY LIKE 30 YEARS AGO-GREAT
Talk about being transported back in time wonderful my only regret is I had to leave at early because my sons insulin pump wasn’t working, wish l could’ve stayed for every minute, he was the genuine heartfelt great from the past-
Jenni from Honolulu, Hawaii
5 STARS FOR JACKSON, 0 FOR WAIKIKI SHELL MANAGEMENT
After an absolutely amazing performance by Jackson Browne and his band, the powers that be "pulled the plug" and shut down the music right in the middle of his encore . A huge disappointment for all the fans, and an embarrassment to Jackson Browne and his band. The Waikiki Shell management owes everyone a huge apology. What a rude way to treat a music legend!
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