I had last seen Bob at UMass Amherst in November, play six months before he celebrated his 70th birthday. Could turning 70 possibly make Bob Dylan’s voice better? Did a vocal coach do some work with him, or does he have a new sound engineer?
On Tuesday night, he played with his band in Canandaigua at CMAC, a great venue. I love seeing him at CMAC. It is a miniature SPAC, with every seat a good one and with an easy-going approach to letting people drink their reasonably priced wine and beers without excessive hassle or oversight. Compact, no hassles, nice people, easy and nice bathrooms, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, plenty of beer and wine kiosks and a fine intimate close-to-the-stage arena. Pretty nice!