... we'll be posting
a few for each venue
here on the site!
ID - Idaho Center Theater
You rock!!! What power and energy and the lyrics hold true today. Great
show, thanks for letting us 'sit in' ... Pam
can't remember when I've heard sweeter voices or had a more joyful experience.
What an amazing show. I was so proud of Loggins and Messina for still
Sometimes you see groups from days before and you feel bad for them because
they don't have voices anymore, let alone the energy to pull it off. My
only wish is
that the Gorge was a little closer so I could go again tonight. Everyone
with the show was a class act. The Idaho Center should have been packed
come back so we can show you all how much we appreciate you. Thank you
and have a Blessed Tour ... Kathy
night in Boise, I was privileged to see what I had missed over thirty
years ago . . . an awesome concert that rates as one of the best ever.
It was great to hear the fantastic hits in their original
versions. Both Kenny and Jim sounded perfect, and the band was the ultimate.
I sincerely hope that the tour will be re-corded for later release as
a concert DVD -- I would buy it in a heartbeat. - Larry
years ago, I heard "House at Pooh Corner" for the first time.
I was pregnant at the time with my only child, so Friday night, when I
heard the song, I was in tears from beginning to end. I think most everyone
at the Idaho Center knew most of the songs on a very personal level. Jim
and Kenny were in good form. Not many acts are greeted with a standing
ovation and I was proud to stand and cheer when the show began. I believe
that I now understand how Beatles fans would have felt, had John Belushi's
$50 brought John, Ringo, George and Paul together on the Saturday Night
Live stage. Last Friday evening was a great night for all who were there
and I suspect that everyone wishes Jim & Kenny the best tour of their
lives! - Cheryl
Boise, ID - Idaho Center Theater
Thanks to Kenny Loggins & Jim Messina for starting their tour Friday
night in Boise, Idaho. Although it has been 30 years, it seems like yesterday
that we were all listening to the tight harmonies of Loggins and Messina.
Kenny Loggins, looking lean and fit, sounded incredible. His improvisation
on Peace of Mind stirred an emotional uprising by the crowd. Jim Messina
sounded great as well with some incredible guitar licks that illustrated
both of the guys still play, sing and perform well live on stage. Nothing
You would be remiss in not mentioning the fantastic band that accompanied
Kenny and Jim. Steve Nieves on Sax, Gabe Dixon on Keyboards, Gabe Witcher
on Fiddle and Dobro, Shem Schroeck on Bass, Jeff Nathanson on Sax and
Ewi, and Steve Distanislao on Drums. Each band member was able to provide
spotlight improvisation moments and illustrated how talented each member
was in their own right. Notable performances by Gabe Witcher, Gabe Dixon,
and Steve Nieves throughout the evening.
The set features Kenny and Jim out front with stools to play acoustic
guitars, and the background resembled an amphitheatre. Initially, the
band was set behind an a soft light while Kenny and Jim were front and
center. Later in the show, the band was in full light. The center of the
"amphitheatre" was used for video throughout the evening featuring
landscape shots, (flying seagull, ocean, mountains, flowers) to multi-color
70'ish rhythm matching colors.
The first set, over an hour, was filled with hits from House at Pooh Corner,
and Watching the River Run, and more. Ending the first set on "Your
Mama Don't Dance" complete with crowd sing-along, left the crowd
exhilarated. After a brief break, the set was reset to resemble a front
porch jam session. Great country tunes that was relaxed and comfortable.
The whole band looked like they were having fun. After a quick stage reset,
the video playing pictures of old ticket stubs, Rolling Stone cover shot,
Wolfman Jack video clips and more, the band completed a 3rd set mixing
country rock, "Back to Georgia" with some real jammin' songs
that were tight, long, and cookin'! The small but fortunate crowd was
privy to three encore performances including even more favorites Vahevala,
Angry Eyes and Danny's Song. The total performance, including the break,
was over 3 hours. The band seemed to really get involved with the crowd
and enjoy the show. Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina also gave the crowd
the feeling they were glad to be back and thoroughly enjoyed "Sittin'
In" in Boise!
I attempted to get a copy of the song list, but the last
one was handed out to the man right in front of me! So, if he can post
the song list- it would be great.
Thank you for coming to Boise and putting on a great
show. -Amy & Mike Lodge
I had the opportunity to see you 30 years ago in Boise, and it was a great
concert. However, the one in Boise the other night was even better. I
do believe it was the best concert I have ever seen. The energy, talent,
nostalgia, precision was unbelievable. Thank you for coming, I am only
sorry the crowd was small, those folks got a treat. Welcome anytime! -