Kenny sang his heart out in Dallas at the House of Blues on September 29, 2008. The best Monday night anyone in the crowd had enjoyed, for sure! Kenny mentioned his performance the day before, singing the National Anthem for 70,000 Dallas Cowboys fans at Texas Stadium. Glad the band got to enjoy a little bit of Big D, little a, double ll, a, s! If you can't tell, I grew up in Big D, but I've lived in Austin for a long time now - I drove to Dallas for the show because it's the closest Kenny has been since 2005. The venue was wonderful - fans were standing room only on the floor - and the balcony was full and had an excellent view of the stage. The band was hot and really showcased the How About Now style for the tour. The club had a really intimate feeling - like a small club, but plenty of room to relax and ENJOY.
I was first in line, somehow, for the Meet n Greet, and I'll admit, I was a little shy talking to Kenny. Even though I had met him before in the late 70's - I brought one of my own photos that I had taken back during his solo tours for him to sign. He asked me what year the photo was and I told him which album tour also.
So here's the things I didn't think to say to Kenny, cause I was shy, and because there was a line of people behind me waiting to talk to him - I was glad to hear "Love Has Come of Age" back in the line up. It was always a great, rockin' jam towards the end of his shows. "How About Now" really sounded great - again congrats to the Nashville-style session guys in the band. I meant to ask him when he wrote "If You Never Been There" - the first time I heard it on the CD I thought I had heard it many times and many years before - like it was an old tune or a cover of classic - maybe that's the talent coming through - I can see by the CD liner notes that it's a recent collaboration. I'd love to hear that song live.
I brought my good friend Cathy as my guest - she and I met working together in a record store for several years in our late teens and early twenties. It was a great way (now that we're 50+!) to celebrate our musical connection!
I will scan some of my old concert photos and ticket stubs and send them in to the website. I'd like the fans to see them. Thanks so much for a lifetime memory .... JeanineC