Monday, 11 May 2015

CONCERT REVIEW: During an intimate evening, Rick Springfield proves he's still got it

Rick SpringfieldI’m pretty certain Rick Springfield has taught me just as many life lessons as anybody else:
  1. Don’t talk to strangers;
  2. It’s all kinds of wrong to want Jessie’s girl;
  3. We all need the human touch;
  4. and you better love somebody, don’t wait.
Tuesday night in Knoxville, I added another maxim — “If wishes were fishes, I wouldn’t smell so sweet” — as Springfield brought his “Stripped Down” tour to the historic Tennessee Theatre. It marked the fourth time I’ve seen the ‘80s icon in concert.
Now for those of you getting squeamish, Springfield wasn’t performing wearing nothing but a smile. That would have been a different kind of show.

Instead, he treated audiences to an intimate solo show of music and storytelling. There was no band on stage. There wasn’t a flashy stage set. It was just a man, a chair, and his guitars — yes, multiple.
Live And Kickin
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