|In January of 2006, I became an active member of an online forum which dealt specifically with the guitarist and vocalist for the band Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler. Using the screen name BPDNEDCID, I contributed several reviews of concert performances by Mark and his band. Below are a collection of these reviews, spanning from 2001's SAILING TO PHILADELPHIA Tour to 2010's GET LUCKY Tour.
In this section you will also find some reviews of concerts by jazz trumpeter Chris Botti, along with one review that I wrote following a performance by Eric Clapton in 2006. EC was on tour in support of the album BACK HOME, and this concert was my first introduction to an amazing guitarist by the name of Derek Trucks. Just read the review to find out more about this stellar performer. As I attend more concerts - something I did with much more regularity in my youth - I may add reviews of those shows here as well. Also on this page you will find a link to a list of all of the concerts that I have attended in my life. This list is presented more for my memory, but some of you might like to browse through it, if for no other reason than to get a glimpse of how much ticket prices have increased through the years. Finally, there is a link at the very bottom of this page to my recently created Phil Collins Live Radio Show Transcriptions and Radio Interview Guide. Check that page for more info on what it contains. Thanks for dropping in and I do hope you enjoy reading these "Gig Reviews."