Neil Young Concert Reviews - Davis, CA , July 15, 2010
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From Sacramento Bee: Concert review: Neil Young captivates, and barely acknowledges, Davis audience by Carla Meyer:
Neil Young's harmonica on his opening number "My My, Hey Hey" sounded so rich and so perfectly suited to the Mondavi Center's acoustics that it brought tears to one's eyes.
Young matched this transportive moment on two other occasions during a solo show Thursday night: When he played organ and harmonica on "After the Gold Rush" and when he performed "Cortez the Killer," which is basically one long, gorgeous guitar solo.
Three once-in-a-lifetime moments during a 100-minute set helped compensate for Young's lack of acknowledgment of the audience.
Young did not hit every note during his performance of "Cinnamon Girl" Thursday night. But he didn't hit every note when he recorded the song.
What he captured, on both occasions, was an intensity of feeling. Young's ability to impart raw emotion has only improved with the years. The world-weariness of his voice now seems haunting rather than prescient.
NEIL YOUNG "MY MY, HEY HEY (OUT OF THE BLUE)" 7.15.10
Neil Young will be performing tonight at the Mondavi Center, Davis, California. Special guest Bert Jansch will open concert.
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