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Roger Hodgson – XRIJF/Kodak Hall


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The Legendary Voice of Supertramp – Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater


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 band.

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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