Stars Align Tour featuring Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers, & Ann Wilson
BB&T Pavilion - 8/4/18
Not often you get 3 legendary artist in a solo setting in one night, but Saturday at the BB&T Pavilion is exactly what we got. Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers of Bad Company, and Ann Wilson of Heart rolled into Camden for a night of hits and covers that pleased everyone in attendance. That being said, it had to be the smallest attended concert I've ever seen at this venue since my first in 1996.
A shame though, cause it desrved to be more packed considering the talent that graced the stage throughout the night. Ann Wilson of Heart hit the stage first with killer cover of The Real Me from The Who. Her set followed with Heart classics Barracuda and Crazy On You. Throughout her set she mentioned her covers record coming out in September that pays tribute to some artists that we have lost recently. She played a couple of those songs, Audioslave's I Am The Highway and The Eagles Life In The Fast Lane as she paid tribute to Glenn Frey. Closing with The Who's Won't Get Fooled Again proved that Mz. Wilson hasn't lost a step with her vocals and with the recent news that she is speaking with her sister Nancy again, I can't wait for the rumored 2019 Heart tour to come!
Paul Rodgers was up next. Mixing his set with Bad Company classic and plenty from his first band, Free as well. Shooting Star. A Little Bit of Love. Can't Get Enough. All Right Now. Rock n Roll Fantasy just to name of few. I always forget how many hits Mr. Rodgers has written and sung. Not to mention at 68 he still songs amazing and just as good as he did when he was in his 20's. Rodgers along with Ann Wilson proved that you don't have to lose a step with your vocals just because you age. Some younger artists should take note and keep their voice in better shape and not abuse it.
Rock n Roll Hall of Famer and headliner Jeff Beck was next. The man is a legend. From The Yardbirds to The Jeck Beck Group to working with such legends like Eric Clapton and Rod Stewart. I caught a handful of songs from the 74 year old, who again hasn't lost a step. Such a smooth guitar sound. Growing up I never much about Beck like I did Hendrix, Page, EVH, and others. A shame. Amazing guitarist that should be known by more.
Despite the lack of crowd, a damn good show from these legendary artists.