Robin Trower

Ridgefield Playhouse

Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA

April 23, 2016

Trower is touring to support his new release, Where You Are Going To, though he started with Too Rolling Stoned, from the incomparable Bridge Of Sighs. He’s still fronting a three-piece where the focus remains suitably on his shoulders. Newer material included Trower singing (pretty well) on I’m Holding On To You, quite catchy, bearing Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys-era sound.

 Bassist, Richard Watts did an admirable job on most of the vocals, but the ghost of the late James Dewar still hovered over a host of evergreens like Long Misty Days, Somebody Calling, and Little Bit Of Sympathy, a tough act to follow. Trower himself is a little grayer than when these were released but still swizzle stick thin, capable of gliding, fluid runs. On Daydream he displayed those familiar facial contortions that we’ve seen since the days of Procul Harum.

He closed a phenomenal set with the title track from 1975’s For Earth Below.

Published in Record Collector Magazine