Concert Reviews


Paul Simon
 at the Hollywood Bowl,
 June 1, 2016

Miracles and wonders abounded, in the remarkable fluency and passion of his massive band – so large Simon looked like a man in the midst of a small but thriving musical village – and in the remarkable range of his material.

The Paul Zollo Blog: John Prine and Jason Isbell at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, May 13, 2016 A John Prine concert is always a homecoming of sorts, and a happy one, a touching of a touchstone of truth and humor, and the reminder of the perpetual power of a great song. In...

ROMP In Review 2015

I have two friends who grew up in Owensboro, Kentucky. One of them is a professional cellist and the other used to play the dulcimer. We drove up there this past Saturday for ROMP Fest1 in another friend’s ‘89...

Review: Van Dyke Parks’ Penultimate Farewell Show

A night of transcendence. It was Van Dyke Parks, in rare form, with a beautiful miniature orchestra, a songbook of treasures and an audience in love with every moment. It remains among the most glorious nights of music I...

Live Review: Diana Krall at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Among the decorations on stage for Diana Krall at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on Saturday night were several replicas of vintage radios. Considering the songs that comprise Krall’s latest album Wallflower, several of which were played during...

Yusuf/Cat Stevens Returns to L.A.

Nokia Theatre, December 14, 2014 It was a revelation to see – and to hear – Cat Stevens, aka Yusuf – during the last night of his brief five concert tour through America, for many reasons, but the biggest is...

Review: Dave Stewart & Friends Featuring Hollie Stephenson, Molly Tuttle & Thomas Lindsey

Photo credit: Michelle Shiers It was a momentous night for many reasons, including the second official American performance of soul wunderkind Hollie Stephenson, and the new debut of the amazing guitarist-singer Molly Tuttle. Not to mention a tremendously spirited show...

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