P. Gray from Nashville, Tennessee
STILL HAS IT!!!
I have to begin by saying the Ryman as a concert venue is the absolute best. Located in the heart of downtown Nashville you could not ask for a better place. This theater has an intimate feel and the most amazing acoustics. That being said, to put the mellow sound and amazing voice of Jackson Browne inside that venue made for an awesome experience. Even at 70 Jackson Browne was incredible. His passion for singing and entertaining still shines through. He is personable with light conversation between songs that made you feel as if he was talking directly to you. The backup singers added another dimension his songs that I enjoyed. A wonderful show. Sorry for you if you missed it.
Joyce P. from Nashville, Tennessee
Yes, his voice is loud and strong. Interacted quite a bit with the crowd. He made the mistake of telling us we were pretty quiet, because it got rather rowdy after that. Lots of cat calls, "I love you Jackson!" and song requests shouted from all over. Someone pulled the fire alarm, but no one was going anywhere. The two gospel choir ladies sang like angels, and their voices compliment Jackson's perfectly. There were a few twangy guitar chords, but all in all, a fabulous show. I also recommend Jack's Bar-b-que in downtown Nashville. The line might be long, but it's well worth the wait. Do not miss this show!
R. Azarian from Connecticut
SKY BLUE, NOT BLACK
This may be one of the best shows I've seen of Jackson Browne--and I've seen at least 25 shows over the years. It was as if he was in your living room, telling stores, sharing secrets, tirelessly moving through time while trading one guitar for another mixed with the piano. Revealing his truth in song, which for me is often my truth, referencing the past, but living in the moment. His voice was nearly impeccable, whether alone or in graceful harmony; and the band and the balladeer were one. True to form, when he had a miscue, he said so. He seemed moved by the crowd and appreciative of the intimate Wallingford, Connecticut venue. Yes, it was "good to see your smiling face tonight" as well.
Rick from Cerritos Ca,
BETTER THAN HOPED FOR
My wife and I caught the August 23rd evening show at the Venetion. The show was genuine, interactive and funny in moments. There were a couple of times at the beginning of a song they had to stop and reset because one of his bandmates weren't quite in step which led to some truely funny moments. Other funny moments occured when Jackson took time to talk to us Yahoos yelling from the seats. It's not too often that you attend a concert show that you feel the crowd was with the band and the band was with the crowd. This was that night for me which I will cherish for a lifetime. Jackon Browne's voice in my oppinion has not lost its timbre over the many years of his career. I would recommed to anybody that has appreciated his music over these past many years to make a serious effort to see him play.
Amy from Wallingford, CT
PROBABLY KNEW ABOUT 4 SONGS - SNOOZEFEST!
Oakdale Theater, Wallingford, CT 6/29/19 - So so so disappointed! I was waiting all night for the big hits but was waiting for nothing. I don't understand why artists think that fans want to listen to music they've never heard before. We come to see old artists to hear their hits not listen to some boring songs that they want to try out on the crowd! I just don't get it! If I knew that he was going to play maybe 4 of his hit songs if that - I would never have gone and spent $60 on a ticket!! So mad!!
Karen from Boston, Massachusetts
BOSTON JULY 2 2019 JACKSON BROWNE
Very disappointed that Stay and The Load Out were not preformed. Lots of others attending were also expressing disappointment as we were all exiting venue.
Vin Fallacara from Boston, Massachusetts
It was personally fulfilling to hear him play live again. He still sounds terrific with backup vocalists who handle some of the tougher lyrics that his 71 year old vocal chords may no longer be able to reach. His songs from his original album through Running on Empty remain for me, his defining works. Hearing him sing the titles from those albums, remind me of the time he was a songwriting force, beyond many. Many standards of that time, that the crowd would have enjoyed, were unfortunately left off of the playlist, which was disappointing. Curiously, he chose not to play his longstanding, crowd pleasing, encore (the Load Out and Stay), possibly because none of the singers could reach David Lindley’s notes. Also conspicuously missing were “Rock Me On the Water”, “Here Come those Tears Again” and “Late for the Sky”; songs that portray the deep emotions that made him the recognized talent he became. Good seeing and hearing you again Jackson. I would like to have said “Great”.
Doug Eby from Las Vegas, Nevada
LAS VEGAS SHOW
I will start by saying I am a huge JB fan and it kills me to only give him 3 stars. It was a great rock show! But for me I hated the song list. He rocked it up for Vegas and maybe that is the best thing for show business. No Bright Baby Blues, For a Dancer, Jamaica say you will, Song for Adam, Before the Deluge or Something Fine. I understand not having time for them all, but he did not play any of these. I came to Vegas just for the show and was considering going again of Friday, but that will not be the case. He sounded great, so if you are not a old time JB fan and do not know and love these songs, they rock it out and sound awesome!
Debbie from Coarsegold, CA
While Jackson Brown still is a kind soul, brilliant writer and singer, I was trying to breath in the Theatre! According to staff, the heat 97 degrees, was due to artist request. I have worked in the entertainment business for many years. NEVER had a artist made such a request. Spent a lot of money to only last through the first 45 minutes. Due to the heat or NO A/C I could not get into the show. Beautiful theatre!
B. Waller from Louisville, Kentucky
NOT FOR YOUR AVERAGE FAN
Very disappointing. The ticket should have had a warning label. “This concert will consist wholly of Mr. Browne’s basement riffs, familiar to only the most intimate followers”. Why do some artists feel like playing the music that made them famous (yes, mass market) is below them? It was more like a funeral dirge for the 1:15 that we stuck it out. Could do without the politics, too.
Joseph Busa from Boston, Massachusetts
HE DIDN'T SING HIS BEST SONG 'STAY'!
I was very disappointed by the Jackson Browne show on July 2nd. In the first half, he sang a series of low energy songs that kept the crowd seated and applauding politely. The second half had more energetic songs but the song choices did not build momentum. His last encore was not even his song. It was a Tom Petty song. At the end, I was just standing there waiting for him to come back out to sing 'Stay'. He never did. This was a very disappointing show.
from New Hampshire
LUCIOUS RUINED IT!
spent a lot go time and money to see Jackson Browne, but unfortunately Lucious RUINED it! Jackson had a FANTASTIC bad and Back up singers, but this stupid duo, wearing log sleeved black turtlenecks on a hot 80 degree night, staring ONLY at each other, and never the audience. What the F___? They sang almost as many songs as Jackson! Really? Such waste of time and money! I am so sorry we went. NEVER EVER again.
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