Category: Concert Reviews – Archive

March 27, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Q Theatre, March 23, 2013  They were invisible under the stage lighting, but surely there were fuses attached to Ruthie Foster. How else to account for the barrages of vocal explosions erupting from the mild-mannered Texan? Like so many of her musical forebears Foster was born into a gospel-singing family,…

March 12, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Concert Hall, March 8, 2013  I’ve witnessed it before, but not often. The great bluesman Muddy Waters had it, as did the magical jazz trumpeter Lester Bowie. Serbia’s Goran Bregovic had it in 2008, and now it was brimming off the stage again: a heady mix of earthiness, charisma, rampant…

February 27, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Q Theatre, Penrith, February 24, 2013. About 1500 years ago a tribe that would become known as the Roma, or Gypsies, straggled westward from northern India. Their phased progress brought them to the Balkans 600 years later. There some stayed and others dispersed across Europe, including to Spain, where they…