While I enjoyed Thorogood’s Mick Jagger-like swagger and overall charisma as a performer, I felt kind of gypped when the supposed rebel rocker kept replacing lyrics with cleaned up phrases (e.g.: “mother humper”). His awkward message against drunk driving during “1 Bourbon, 1 Scotch, 1 Beer” really threw me over the edge, though. What happened to Mr. “Bad to the Bone?”
Plus, any performance following Buddy Guy would be a letdown. The 72-year-old, Grammy Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer dazzled with his charming demeanor and guitar wizardry on songs like “Blues at My Baby’s House” and “Fever.”
Guy’s heartfelt story about the title track from his recent release, Skin Deep, touched everyone in the venue, while he literally touched the audience as he sauntered around the Greek strumming his guitar. His last few moments on stage were some of the greatest, as he played a few bars from songs by Eric Clapton, Bo Diddley and John Lee Hooker. There’s really nothing this man can’t do.