A Recent Trip Back in Time with SuperTramp #Music
About two months ago I was cruising around the web, browsing really, and found myself on the homepage of the Rochester Jazz Festival. I’ve spent a lot of time in Rochester, NY, although I don’t live there. I have relatives there and spent a few years working for a University there. But I had never been to the Jazz Festival.
I may not have decided to go this year except that I saw the word SuperTramp on one of the pages. Of course, it wasn’t SuperTramp, it was Roger Hodgson, the lead singer and composer of so many SuperTramp songs. I had to go…had to! So I talked to my husband and another couple and booked the tickets. It was almost sold out by the time I did. We had seats in the Mezzanine, so I wasn’t sure how good they would be. The Kodak Theater at the Eastman School of Music was the venue with it’s perfect acoustics. We might have been sitting front row center for how the music sounded.
Sometimes when you see a band or singer from “way back” it just isn’t the same…their voice can be gravelly or they are burned out from a lifetime of being on the road…or worse. So my expectations were tempered. No need for that!
Roger Hodgson sounds exactly like he did 30 years ago. Clear, beautiful voice that can still hit every high note. And although the original SuperTramp members weren’t there, the musicians with him were amazing.
I could go on for a long time about the songs… Give A Little Bit, Take The Long Way Home, If Everyone Was Listening, School, Dreamer…..
But I won’t. I’ve dug up some videos to share because I hope it makes you want to see him in person. It is well worth it!
Breakfast in America
The Logical Song
Give a Little Bit