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Loggins and Messina Then and NOW
Maui News
Thursday, October 6, 2005
by Jon Woodhouse

What does [Messina] love most?

“It’s a combination of hearing our voices singing together, feeling our music and seeing how the music affects the audience,” he concludes. “To see them react in joy and tears has made me appreciate what it is that I do and how it affects people in a positive way. What I love most is that together we have that effect. It’s a very positive experience that allows me to walk away feeling I contributed something to the world.”

Sittin' In Again At The Blaisdell
Honolulu Star Bulletin
Monday October 10, 2005
by John Berger

Reunion concerts don't get any better than Loggins & Messina's excellent two-hour, 45-minute concert Friday at Blaisdell Arena. Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina played everything their fans could ask for, from "Watching the River Run" and "House at Pooh Corner" to "Angry Eyes," "Your Mama Don't Dance" and "Danny's Song." They looked as though they were having a good time, did justice to all their best-known songs and got great support from their band...

Loggins-Messina spellbinding singalong
Palm Beach Post
Saturday October 1, 2005
by Leslie Gray Streeter

So just how good were Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina in the South Florida stop of their Sittin' In Again reunion tour on Thursday night? ...

Kenny and Jim are still sittin' pretty vocally
Omaha World-Herald
Saturday, September 17, 2005
by Niz Proskocil

During the best segment of the concert, called the General Store, Loggins & Messina performed an acoustic set highlighted by the 1969 tune "You Better Think Twice" from Messina's former country-rock band Poco and an equally terrific song, "Kind Woman," from his days with rock band Buffalo Springfield...

Loggins and Messina still have it -- all of it
St. Paul Pioneer Press
Saturday, September 17, 2005
by Rob Hubbard

...In short, you could say that Loggins and Messina and their first-rate six-piece backing band put on a clinic Saturday night at the Target Center. But not only for the jammers and the country-rockers, but also for those who have fallen prey to the separation of styles into market samples. For this duo mixed rock, folk, country, jazz, R&B, funk, soul and world music back in the day, and this concert offered a dose of liberation from the bonds of genre-specific programming ...

Loggins & Messina set melodies free
at Nokia Theatre
The Dallas Morning News
Friday, September 2, 2005
by Mario Tarradell

...in concert, the reunited duo's signature song was "Be Free," a dreamy seven-minute number that took flight from the get-go.

Mr. Messina's gorgeous turn on the mandolin, the pristine harmonies and a fiddle-fueled Celtic interlude made the song soar. It was a balm for the ears ...

Long Time Coming
The Star-Ledger
Monday, July 25, 2005
By Jay Lustig

For a time warp sensation, you couldn't do much better than [the Loggins & Messina] Saturday night concert at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ ...

Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
Orange County Register Review
Friday, July 1, 2005
By Ben Wener

Sometime during their absence Loggins and Messina became one of the most overlooked live acts of the '70s. At their country- rockin', jammed-out best, this accidental outfit had far more in common with Crosby, Stills & Nash. See "Same Old Wine," which here proved to be a surprisingly still-trenchant commentary on the American political climate during war. It stands up to anything similar from CS&N's 1969 staple.

... you'll smile when the island groover "Vahevala" is followed by those creeping "Angry Eyes," ...

Then you'll start doing your homework, and stop giving Loggins & Messina a bad rap. CS&N would club seals to sound as strong these days. ocregister.com

Hometown Reunion
Loggins & Messina, Sittin’ In Again
Santa Barbara Bowl, Saturday, July 9

Reviewed by Felicia M. Tomasko

... Judging by the lively show the duo put on —a mix of sing-along favorites as well as some less familiar tunes from both artists— both nostalgia-seekers and newer fans were pumped ...this weekend after nearly 30 years of separate musical lives, they were as relevant and rockin’ as any of this decade’s bands.

Walking arm in arm off stage, they returned for two encores, closing with “Danny’s Song.” This is “the first song we played together,” Loggins announced. Their ending brought the duo full circle.
The Independent

Loggins, Messina: 'They've Still Got It'
Connecticut Music
July 22, 2005
by Donna Larcen, Courant Staff Writer

If the definition of a good pop/rock song is one with a lyrical hook and easy harmonies, then it was all good Wednesday night at the Chevrolet Theatre in Wallingford as Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina took the audience for a trip in their way-back machine...


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Maui Arts & Cultural Center - Maui, Hawaii

They were as awesome last night as they were 30 years ago -- I could close my eyes and it was like time had stopped -- great music is one of the things in this world that can make you feel that way and they were beyond great.

The rain started, as if on cue, during the second encore but it didn't keep me from leaving with a smile on my face and in my heart. Just pure L&M rock 'n roll -- it doesn't get any better -- especially with an excellent group of musicians and guests. Thank you Jim, thank you Kenny ... Susy

B.R. Cohn Winery - Glen Ellen, CA

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 ... Sherry

Radio City Music Hall - New York, NY

It was deja Vu , talk about bringing you back. I closed my eyes and was brought back to a time of peace and love. Great sounds , tight vocals, and they sounded better than ever. what great mix and all the best songs. Thanks for the reunion. It was well worth the wait ... Bob

Ruth Eckerd Hall - Clearwater, FL

As Kenny referred to us all as "old ex-hippies", they rocked ... WOW! I loved the feeling of being back in the 70's, & their "sittin in" acoustic set with the perfect blending of their voices, almost brought me to tears (of joy!) Kenny & Jim were so in sync with each other, and when they rocked, it brought us all out of our seats ... Michelle

Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Hard Rock Casino

It's fun to watch them on stage together, they have fun, you have fun. They music is right on, the memories are solid, the crowd is right with them. It's 3 nights of great entertainment I won't soon forget ... Mindy

Schottenstein Center - Columbus, OH

Kenny and Jimmy have created some of the finest music of our time. Music that captures every emotion, sad, sentimental, longing. loving, playful, euphoric to name a few. To have this opportunity to re~visit Loggins and Messina, is so much more than words can describe ... Martita

Target Center - Minneapolis, MN

Kenny Loggins still has a great voice and Jim Messina is a precise virtuoso on the strings. The blend is unique and one of the best sounds ever in rock ... AC

Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre

Not just a concert, not just standing up there in the lights playing tunes - a whole evening just for us fans to cherish with the memories we have from 30 years ago, when many things were the same - low cut jeans and high gas prices and our boys fighting a war ... Jeanine

South Dakota State Fair

All vocal and instrumental work by this extraordinary duo were artfully delivered with perfection and passion... Bush

Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavillion

The songs of Loggins & Messina have a timeless aura which I can only say left me feeling quite satisfied to be touched by what is truly the essence of Rock & Roll personified...eric

US Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH

I want to thank Kenny and Jim for showing my 14 yr old son and 12 year old daughter that their "old man" at least musically is "still in the game" on what the best of live music truly is ... Kevin

Tweeter Center - Camden, NJ

Superlatives like 'great', 'fantastic' and such, don't do credit to what I witnessed. Time has taken NOTHING from either Jim or Kenny!! The musicianship of the band was spot-on--as was that of L&M themselves ... John Kormos

Merriweather Post Pavillion

How does one begin to describe an experience that completely exceeds even your highest expectations and then some? ... From the opening notes of "Watching The River Run" to the closing chorus of "Danny's Song," Kenny and Jim executed a performance so riveting and exquisite
that it ranks among the top five concerts I have ever seen. ... Sam

Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center

I knew something special was coming as Kenny put down his guitar, grabbed a mike and meandered to the front of the stage. I was not disappointed as he knelt down, dug deep and emitted the most soulful pleading imaginable about wanting Peace of Mind ... Dan C.

Hilfiger @ Jones Beach Amphitheatre - Wantagh, NY

Kenny is still an incredible performer, and Jimmy flat-out floored me by his always-amazing guitar and mandolin work. Just a few months ago, I was regretting the fact that that I'd never seen Loggins & Messina in person, and, lo and behold, they took care of that last night in a BIG way. Thanks so much, guys!! You're are blessing people's hearts in a major way ... Pete

Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre

I can't even begin to say how phenomenal it was to finally, and I do mean finally see my favorite 70's duo live again after all these years ... Art Somoza

Oakdale Theatre, - Wallingford, CT

There are not enough adjectives to describe how wonderful it was ... Sharon

The Grove - Anaheim, CA

To reclaim and reinvigorate one's past is no small feat. But the best music has a sort of life of it's own with a relevance and transcendence across the years. By that measure, Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina are delighting audiences night after night by soundly demonstrating that both they and the music they created have still got "it" in spades ... Bob Bennett

George, WA - The Gorge

It's like Jim & Kenny stepped off stage last week, rather than thirty years ago! Go listen to them and you won't be able to tell the difference... And your band rocks! YOU GUYS ARE THE HOT TICKET! Thanks for the blast ... Don

Aladdin Theater - Las Vegas, NV

This show was AWESOME!!!! It is truly amazing and very inspiring to see these two genius musicians perform ... John G. Schmitz

Boise, ID - Idaho Center Theater

What power and energy and the lyrics hold true today. Great show, thanks for letting us 'sit in' ... Pam

Dodge Theatre - Phoenix, AZ

The sound of their voices (alone and) together ~ the way the instrumental parts (Jimmy's guitar especially ~ long live Fender! He even thanked the people who recreated the guitars ~ thus the sound ~ from then.) would swirl around ones ears and heart and soul ~ it was ethereal! ... Vanessa Delgado

San Diego, CA - Bayside

Every song was a winner, and it was so good to catch these two together again. Jimmy...your guitar skills remain mpeccable. Kenny, your spirited vocals are the best there are. Thanks, from the heart...for giving it one more shot ... KM

Santa Barbara Bowl - CA

Although a good thirty years clouds my recollection of seeing L & M at the SB Bowl (at least twice) in the 70's, Saturday night's concert not only lived up to those fond memories, it BLEW them out of the water ... BC

Harvey's Lake Tahoe - Stateline, NV

Loggins and Messina pleased their die hard fans with a show that truly displayed that the MUSIC is what matters. Playing deep album tracks, and featuring a killer band, L&M performed as though they never left ... Mark Anderson

Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center

the chemistry is back, and the love, respect and mutual admiration between these guys is a joy to see. Great music is timeless as is master level musicianship. The band was so incredibly great ... Jimmy, thanks for the master class in tasty guitar work .... Kenny is so superb as a rhythm guitarist (and lead too, he burned a very nice lead or two) and his voice was in fine form as usual. WE LOVED IT!! ... Sondheim