I attended the 26th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert last weekend and it was AMAZING! I didn’t know what to expect — and it went a little something like this: 11 bands — all acoustic & outdoors on a beautiful Fall afternoon. Walking in, Neil Young was belting out his classic tune ‘Old Man’ . . . Wow! Really? . . . this was going to be good!
For the next 9 hours, the crowd was entertained by an impressive roster . . .
♥ and I’ve included my 2-cent review
Foster the People ♥ cutest band ever with great style & sound
Jack White ♥ AMAZING!
Ray Lamontagne ♥ AMAZING TOO!
Sarah McLachlan ♥ beautiful voice, best sad song vocals of the night
Guns n Roses ♥ will have a special place in my heart always.
Axl sang all my favorites with Patience topping my list.
He sounds older for sure but still a classic rocker.
KD Lang & The Siss Boom Bang ♥ can definitely belt out a tune
Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers ♥ hilarious & so entertaining
Lucinda Williams ♥ raspy which was great (perhaps a bit tipsy??)
Gary Clark Jr ♥ amazing sound & a cool guy
The Flaming Lips ♥ yikes! maybe I’m just not a fan
last but not least . . .
Neil Young & Crazy Horse ♥ what can I say . . . that voice.
The show ended with all bands joining Neil on stage for
‘Rockin in the Free World’
Proceeds from the concert benefit the Bridge School which Neil & Pegi founded in 1986 for children with physical disabilities and speech impairments . . . you can learn more about their dedication to giving all children access to a good education at bridgeschool.org