Jonathan Richman Show Preview: December 4 at the Crescent Ballroom
After he and with his favorite drummer, Tommy Larkin, appeared as the pseudo-Greek chorus in the 1998 Farrelly Brothers film There's Something About Mary, his Phoenix appearances became less frequent, but the numbers of folks attending his shows became larger and larger.
The sizable crowd at the Crescent in June was clearly charmed by Richman's superior vocal and musical craftsmanship, enough so that I heard only a few complaints about his request that the air conditioning be turned off to avoid any hindrance to his acoustic sound.
I have no idea what to expect from his show this week, as he has enough material to do at least 30 shows without playing the same song twice. What I do know is that it will be excellent; if you're a fan a great music, you should not miss it.
Jonathan Richman is a true American troubadour and I, for one, am "turn(ing) the color of an avocado" just thinking about it. See you there.
Jonathan Richman is scheduled to perform Wednesday, December 4, at Crescent Ballroom.
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