LIVE: Americanarama Festival of Music @ SPAC, 7/21/13

July 30th, 2013, 3:00 pm by Greg
Wilco (photo by Timothy Reidy)

Wilco with Garth Hudson

Review by Greg Haymes
Photograph by Timothy Reidy

Five years ago, when Bob Dylan last graced the stage of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, he was the headliner of the one-time-only Saratoga Music Festival that featured a cavalcade of Americana acts, including the likes of Levon Helm, Gillian Welch, Steve Earle, the Swell Season and Raul Malo.

Last week, Dylan returned to SPAC as the top-bill on the touring Americanarama Festival of Music – which also featured Wilco, My Morning Jacket and Ryan Bingham – and at the end of the night I was left with the same thought that I had back in 2008 – Dylan’s performance was disappointingly anti-climactic.

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