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Jackson Browne Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.7 Stars)

Number of reviews: 23

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3.0 star rating Vin Fallacara from Boston, Massachusetts

COMPETENT PERFORMANCE

It was personally fulfilling to hear him play live again. He still sounds terrific with backup vocalists who handle some of the tougher lyrics that his 71 year old vocal chords may no longer be able to reach. His songs from his original album through Running on Empty remain for me, his defining works. Hearing him sing the titles from those albums, remind me of the time he was a songwriting force, beyond many. Many standards of that time, that the crowd would have enjoyed, were unfortunately left off of the playlist, which was disappointing. Curiously, he chose not to play his longstanding, crowd pleasing, encore (the Load Out and Stay), possibly because none of the singers could reach David Lindley’s notes. Also conspicuously missing were “Rock Me On the Water”, “Here Come those Tears Again” and “Late for the Sky”; songs that portray the deep emotions that made him the recognized talent he became. Good seeing and hearing you again Jackson. I would like to have said “Great”.

3.0 star rating Doug Eby from Las Vegas, Nevada

LAS VEGAS SHOW

I will start by saying I am a huge JB fan and it kills me to only give him 3 stars. It was a great rock show! But for me I hated the song list. He rocked it up for Vegas and maybe that is the best thing for show business. No Bright Baby Blues, For a Dancer, Jamaica say you will, Song for Adam, Before the Deluge or Something Fine. I understand not having time for them all, but he did not play any of these. I came to Vegas just for the show and was considering going again of Friday, but that will not be the case. He sounded great, so if you are not a old time JB fan and do not know and love these songs, they rock it out and sound awesome!

3.0 star rating Debbie from Coarsegold, CA

HOT

While Jackson Brown still is a kind soul, brilliant writer and singer, I was trying to breath in the Theatre! According to staff, the heat 97 degrees, was due to artist request. I have worked in the entertainment business for many years. NEVER had a artist made such a request. Spent a lot of money to only last through the first 45 minutes. Due to the heat or NO A/C I could not get into the show. Beautiful theatre!

3.0 star rating Steve Werner from Tucson, Arizona

JACKSON BROWNE IS GRAT BUT...

First of all the positives- 1. Jackson Browne still has it. First of all his voice is still 100% there, unlike many of his contemporaries. It's as rich and strong as ever, and his songwriting is still there too. He sang more recent songs than old standards, but it didn't matter. It seems like he can't write a bad song. 2. I had a great view. I was in the 6th row of the lower balcony and I didn't feel too far away at all. Now the not so good- 1. The crowd was way too rowdy. I've gone to free concerts where I live in Sierra Vista where the audience showed more respect for the performer and each other. Loud talking while the opening act was singing, yelling and interrupting Mr. Browne, you name it. 2. The volume was way too loud. 3. The sound was fuzzy. I don't know whether it was the acoustics, the mixing, whatever, he sounds clearer and better in my living room on CD. 4. Too much orchestration. He is so good, all he needs is a guitar, a bass, and drums, not all that noise from 7-10 people.

2.0 star rating B. Waller from Louisville, Kentucky

NOT FOR YOUR AVERAGE FAN

Very disappointing. The ticket should have had a warning label. “This concert will consist wholly of Mr. Browne’s basement riffs, familiar to only the most intimate followers”. Why do some artists feel like playing the music that made them famous (yes, mass market) is below them? It was more like a funeral dirge for the 1:15 that we stuck it out. Could do without the politics, too.

2.0 star rating Joseph Busa from Boston, Massachusetts

HE DIDN'T SING HIS BEST SONG 'STAY'!

I was very disappointed by the Jackson Browne show on July 2nd. In the first half, he sang a series of low energy songs that kept the crowd seated and applauding politely. The second half had more energetic songs but the song choices did not build momentum. His last encore was not even his song. It was a Tom Petty song. At the end, I was just standing there waiting for him to come back out to sing 'Stay'. He never did. This was a very disappointing show.

2.0 star rating JJ from St. Louis, Missouri

JACKSON BROWNE AT ST. LOUIS MUSIC PARK

Jackson Browne disappointed as he only played about half dozen songs that I’d ever heard. The hits he’d did too were good just too few. Most of the stuff he played was not very good and St. Louis Music Park is a terrible, terrible place to see a concert, particularly if Hollywood Amphitheater also has a show, which 5hey did on this night. Reo and Styx drew about 15,000 and traffic was absolutely terrible.

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