It Was a Very Good Year:

14 Reviewed Concerts in FolkWorks for 2013

By Ross Altman

Author’s note: These concerts appear in the order I saw them; they each had something outstanding to offer; there is no need to rank them further.

1. Bonnie Raitt: Laughing the Blues Away

In Concert at Copley Symphony Hall

San Diego, California

February 23, 2013

2. Willie Nelson’s America

In Concert at Bridges Auditorium

Pomona College, Claremont

February 28, 2013

3. A Valentine for Janis Ian

In Concert at Cal Tech in Pasadena

March 23, 2013

4. Don’t Believe a Word He Says:

The Lone Ranger [Arlo Guthrie] in Concert at Irvine Barclay Theatre

On Campus at UC Irvine

April 14, 2014

5. Waiting for Sugar Man

Rodriguez In Concert at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles

April 16, 2013

6. Discovering Jordie Lane

On Being John Hammond for a Day

In Concert at The Mint

May 13, 2013

7. Tom Rush: Dean of Cambridge Folk Scene

Live at McCabe’s in Santa Monica

May 17, 2013

8. Maria Muldaur

The Hardest Working Woman in Show Business

Live at McCabe’s

June 28, 2013

9. John Hammond Blues Cruise

Sails Into McCabe’s

August 2, 2013

10. Dylan From the Cheap Seats

In Concert at The Americanarama Fest

The Verizon Amphitheatre in Irvine

August 3, 2013

11. Maria Muldaur and The Campbell Brothers

Hot August Night at The Skirball

Sunset Concert Series

August 22, 2013

12. Doc’s Guitar? String Madness Has It

In Concert at Westwood Music

November 10, 2013

13. Tom Paxton and Tonto Ride Again

In Concert at McCabe’s

November 23, 2013

14. Don McLean: The Night the Music Lived

In Concert at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills

December 13, 2013

Ross Altman may be reached at greygoosemusic@aol.com