Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk
The former lead singer and main songwriter for the ’90s rockers Live, Ed Kowlaczyk rolled into The Egg’s Swyer Theatre in Albany recently, his first Nippertown concert since his 2011 Alive at Five performance. Back then, he had a full band backing him up, but this time around, it was a considerably more intimate, but no less intense, experience.
He’s calling his current outing the I Alone Acoustic Tour, and it was indeed stripped down, but in fact, it wasn’t a solo affair. He was joined by guitarist Zak Loy of the band Alpha Rev, who helped fire up all of those anthemic Live classics, as well as selections from Kowalczyk’s solo catalog.