Oshawa, Ontario

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July 4, 2017

[Paul James]

Review by Paul James

Wow! I saw Bob Dylan & his Band tonight in Oshawa. I also saw the
show in Barrie where they received a standing ovation after every number!
Bob seemed to be in great shape and his voice was strong and the band is
sounding awesome under him. I say under because the vocals were mixed
right on top, you could hear every word and vocal inflection, very nice! 
Bob has reinvented himself again! Funny after seeing him perform live, I
am starting to like his new take on jazz standards like Melancholy Mood,
Autumn Leaves, That Old Black Magic, Why Change Me Now, & Stormy Weather,
better than his older material, I never thought Iíd say that. Bob is a
Great Crooner and quite original, hitting high notes very sensitively then
low notes with a very distinctive growl, just Fantastic! Did I say the
band was tight? They are sounding better than ever! Make You Feel My Love
was wonderful! Duquesne Whistle was the best Iíve ever heard it, with
train whistle sounds coming from the guitar strings of Charlie, Stu, and
Donnie, the band was swinging! Drummer, George Recile was outstanding on
everything he played with lots of dynamics switching from sticks to
brushes to mallets, depending on the mood of the song, very creative.
Donnie Herron on violin, lap & pedal steel, created some very special
moods with magnificent solo work.Tony Garnier was a rock playing Stand up
bass, then electric, and played nicely with a bow for Autumn Leaves. Stu
Kimball had locked in with Tony and George to form a solid rhythm section
Charlie Sexton, Donnie, and Bob to solo over. It was very interesting and
not unusual to here two solos going on at once on two different
instruments  on many of the songs without anyone getting in each others
way. Candy for the ears! The show was a real treat! *****

Iím so glad i was there,
Paul James

A Paul James Rock & Roll MemoryÖ
Bob & PaulÖmany moons ago in Toronto, Bob, after not saying a word all
night during his performance, called me out of the audience to join him on
stage for the encoreÖthatís a night Iíll never forget!

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