Solvang, CA - 2004
An Evening of Acoustic Music
Imagine a Kenny Loggins Concert. The feeling that you’re
in a setting of high energy in a room for only 750 great friends. Imagine
the intense euphoria and anticipation of a once in a lifetime show.
Then, along with Richie, Jim Messina takes the stage with two ladies that have voices like angles and harmonize with Jim to tunes such as Gotta Good Feeling, and Kind Woman, with one of the best slide guitarist in the industry… Rusty Young and tunes including Better Think Twice and Crazy Love.
I’m already blown away when Paul Cotton joins in on lead vocals for Heart Of The Night. Somewhere in there they have an intermission … but,who cares!! Jim starts Piece Of Mind (solo) and right on que, the unique unmistakable sound of Kenny Loggins joins in, and the crowd is on their feet and, for us, the reunion of LOGGINS AND MESSINA is happening!
Watching The River Run, Pooh Corner and Happy To Know
You’re Alive, follow. Then Kenny does a solo of The One That Got
Away and as always, I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house.
But, suddenly we’re on our feet to I’m Alright and doing a
sing along to Conviction Of The Heart. Then along with Jim comes Danny’s
Song, Long Tail Cat and Listen To A Country Song. Somewhere in there is
that intense smile and sound of a bass guitar that can
Next, Kenny goes into Alive And Kickin’. Then it’s
a L&M tune..Same Old Wine
Next, with everyone on stage, glasses on, all in the
same key…It's Richie on vocals, with Pickin’ up the pieces.
Then Rusty, with his great sense of humor, on vocals with Let’s
Call It Love. Ending the 3 and a half hours, are the boys doing Footloose
and the now famous jam/medley “You’re Mama Don’t Dance,
You’re Daddy sings Elvis, Aretha, Smokey but still Don’t Rock
And Roll. This is a night that none of us, fortunate enough to have been
a part of it,
From Pooh Corner to Avalon to Neverland and Back!
This really is the end of an era!
We were kids when "Sitin' In" hit!
Jim was already a favorite from his days with Poco
and then this guy with an overgrown shag
and a "stash" to boot...
floored us with a voice... indescribable!
And,with Jim's already signature style,
a new sound was born.
The tunes stand up as well
The setting was breathtaking in the middle of the vineyard. The stage was at ground level and we sat on the hillside on a beautiful 70-degree day. PERFECT!!
The boys played an all acoustic set, no band, just a borrowed bongo player from another band. They started with Watching the River Run, "The Bear song" as Jim called it, Danny's Song, You Better Think Twice and a couple of songs from other artists I can't recall. Kenny & Jim were very relaxed, playful and brought in members from the other bands to just jam. They ended the set with Your Mama Don't Dance which had everyone on their feet.
The long haired guy from the Dobbie Brothers, Lisa Loeb and another harmonica player jammed along with them, it was GREAT !! When the song was over Kenny & Jim left the stage but the crowd would not stop, they wanted an encore, the only one of the day! Cohn sent them back out, Jim said "We don't have anything planned." The played Angry Eyes acoustic! No other instruments, or back up singers, just them. I swear the way Jim played the guitar it sounded like an electric. Kenny ended the show with Conviction of the Heart which blew everyone away.
I've seen two reunion shows this summer and they
were great, but this was very special and quaint and the boys seemed to
really enjoy themselves. During the set change for the next band Kenny
came out to the front of the stage,
You could see them behind the fence taking to all
the other bands really enjoying the beautiful day for a great cause. 100%
of the money raised went to the hurricane victims.
Thank you Kenny and Jim for donating your time to be there. I know they had to be tired playing in Florida on Friday and flying back out here. As you can tell I had a wonderful time, and the wine was good too. Thanks for ending a great summer of memories and taking us all back in time. - Sherry Thixton
Greek Theatre - Santa Barbara Bowl - California
I was privileged enough to meet Loggins and the band when they had a rehearsal at my uncle's home in Topanga, California. I remember as a 16 year old girl, who was crazy about the band, watching them perform my favorite songs in a beautiful setting. When I asked "Mr. Loggins" if he would have lunch with us, he said, "Call me Kenny." I still remember being weak in the knees!
I dragged my husband, a huge skeptic and now a die-hard fan, my 6 year old and one year old to not only the Greek Theatre in L.A. but to the Santa Barbara Bowl. I can't wait for the DVD! - Claudia Keith
All Along the Tour ....
People talk about how this tour has brought back memories but this music has never gone away. To see it again "live" was a true joy. Jimmy and Kenny (and band) can still bring it as well as ever. If your as big a L & M fan as I am and you missed this tour please hope for another one! I know Jon Clarke is smiling up in heaven. Thank You guys for a night to remember. - Bob
Unfortunately, they will not be coming to the VIrginia Beach area and I will not be able to see them. To all the fans who love them like I do, I hope you enjoy. - VA From VA
I was madly in love with Jim Messina in High School - and I finally got to see him play a mandolin LIVE - it was wonderful. They sounded great. All in all great show that brought back a lot of memories. Thanks guys ! - Mary Lou
I had been looking forward to this reunion concert and WOW did they deliver!! This was a "from the heart" wild, passionate, giving it all they've got, jammin' performance! Kenny Loggins & Jim Messina plus terrific back-up musicians were superb in every way. Thank you for an evening I will always remember and cherish! - Susan
This was not a nostalgia concert. It was Loggins and Messina, performing artists who took a big risk after all these years and rose to the occasion in every way. These guys were just great....They have to come again. Kenny was an inspiration and Jim just perfect. Can't wait for the DVD!
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