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Concert Review: Roger McGuinn & John Sebastian at Tarrytown Music Hall

It was a fantastic acoustic show of two great folk / rock sixties legends hosted by my buddy Darren Devivo from WFUV. First John Sebastian opened the evening playing a mix of old folk songs & hits from his Lovin’ Spoonful days. In my opinion the Lovin’ Spoonful are such an under rated band. In their brief 3 year history they put out a great collection of songs, covering everything from folk, country, pop, rock & roll & some great John Sebastian ballads. He grew up in Greenwich Village, playing in the coffee house, bar scene. Eventually finding success in rock & roll & topping the charts with the Lovin’ Spoonful. He wasn’t on the bill to play Woodstock in 1969, but, did a classic acoustic set as a favor after the rains came. Sebastian’s voice is no longer what it used to be; he struggles through the songs but gets through them vocally. He is still a great musician & a legendary performer. He told stories, in his pleasant style, about the old days & the music