Roger Hodgson – XRIJF/Kodak Hall
The Legendary Voice of Supertramp – Kodak Hall at Eastman
By Scott Cordaro
For two hours on Wednesday night Roger Hodgson the former
singer for the band Supertramp entertained a near sell out crowd at the
Eastman Theater. Playing the hits
he made famous and some solo material from his career, Hodgson stated, “You
know the voice and the songs, but not the name” maybe because this is the
first time in 30 years that Hodgson has toured North America with a full
Right out of the gate Hodgson gave the crowd what they wanted,
opening with “Take the Long Way Home” and “School” two popular Supertramp
songs and “In Jeopardy” a successful hit from his 1984 solo release from
In The Eye of The Storm.
When Hodgson sat at the keyboard and presented stories of how
songs where written during his teen years as he tried to get to America
really hit home. During “The Logical Song,” “Sister Moonshine” and
“Breakfast in America” the songs really took on a new meaning.
Whether it’s the the melodic complexity of the songs, the
harmonies he weaves with his band, the lyrics that sweep you away or his
ability to still command the incredible range of his voice, beautiful was
what kept coming to my mind during this performance at this Eastman Theater.
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