|Friday, April 23, 2010
Fallsview Resort - April 23, 2010 - by Kathy Jones
The power of music never ceases to amaze me.
Randy and I once again had the privilege of seeing Roger and Aaron in Canada last night and tonight. As I write this, I'm still experiencing that natural high that comes with seeing Roger perform. Roger is one of the few artists who can make you FEEL where the music is coming from. He doesn't just go through a routine when he takes the stage, whether it's the first show of the tour or the fifty-first. I'm not alone in my perception. I saw the smiling faces, heard the singing (the whistling!). The second night, we sat next to a couple of guys who drove all the way from Indiana. They had never seen Roger solo. Afterwards, one of them said it was the best show he had ever seen in his life, and he had seen literally hundreds, including Supertramp in '83.
A really special moment in the show tonight was when Roger sang "Only Because Of You" and transitioned it beautifully into "Lord Is It Mine." Following that spiritually uplifting pair was "Even In The Quietest Moments," which fit in quite nicely into the set list.
As always, Aaron was just an incredible asset. He and Roger really have a chemistry that comes across, and he's a multitalented musician. Howard Heckers worked his usual magic at the sound board, helping deliver that music to the audience in the best way possible.
Another aspect unique to Roger is the way his fans are brought together over cyberspace and in person. I was able to meet Joni Donze from Missouri on this trip, and it was a blessing! I also spent some quality time with my Texas partner in crime, Linda Gianotti. All of Roger's fans are truly good people with good hearts. You can't ask for more than that.
I don't think it's possible to feel that much love and joy at a concert and be jaded. At least I know I never will be. Thanks for "filling my heart again," Roger, Aaron, Linda, Howard, and Shakti.
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