You know I’d seen George Benson once before and so I wasn’t that sure about this one going into it, like – I guess I figured it would be ‘good’ but, you know, I didn’t know that I needed to see it. Now good as seeing George Benson was the first time – it was almost better this second time. Billed as a tribute to Nat King Cole it was certainly that, but Benson chose to still play that guitar, and create a dance-party vibe with his 70s/80s hits. And basically play everything you could want.
But he sounded so good doing the Nat King Cole stuff – and his band was super great. (He had Donny Hathaway’s daughter on backing vocals, I believe).
A class act is Mr. Benson.
So great to have seen him twice. I hope he comes back again actually…
Stubs is an occasional feature here at Off The Tracks – looking back through the ticket-stub box and remembering how the show went down.