Reviews are starting to come in on Bob's New York show.
This one is from New York-based radio personality Mike McCann whose show is syndicated on Premier Radio Networks and heard all over the world.
BOB LIND: New York at Last!
Bob Lind's first-ever New York concert was a success. Not only was an enthusiastic crowd on hand Thursday night at the Cutting Room, but the singer-songwriter was in fine voice and moved by the warm reception from a city that some performers have found hard to win over. Sticking mostly to his own material, such as his '60s smash "Elusive Butterfly," Lind made one notable exception -- re-imagining the party anthem "Bottle of Wine" as a hauntingly lonely lament whose subject was anything but the happy-go-lucky character portrayed in The Fireballs' hit version.
After the show, he met with a group of longtime fans, including several who'd brought original L-P covers for him to sign. --Mike McCann
Bob Lind shares his feelings about New York after performing in Manhattan for the first time. OC...it was wonderful.
"I love these people. I absolutely love these people. I don't what happened to that cynical, you-show-me kind of attitude that you hear so much about with New Yorkers. Didn't get any of it -- very warm. Very warm. Getting here? Not fun. Getting here? Long Island Railroad, trying to thumb down a taxi? Eh, but man, once you're here, it's a cocoon. It was wonderful."
Bob Lind contrasts his solo acoustic take on "Elusive Butterfly" with the single version that fans hear on radio. OC...worked before.
"I should say this first, to preface what I am going to say by saying, 'I love what Jack did with the song. And Jack Nitzche, who produced and arranged -- I loved what he did. But I'm different now, so the song's going to be different. And I think that's what I like about a song, any song -- jazz is like that. And I think 'Elusive Butterfly' is that way, at least I hope it is. And I can play it in the moment. And I'm not tied it was to the way it was before and the way it worked before."
He is a PRO and a good guy and NYC was lucky I mean VERY Lucky.