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Dion DiMucci Concert

OK, since Ticketmaster, for some reason, will not let me post a review on their website of the Dion concert at Westbury Music Fair last Friday, I’m forced to do it here. I will state categorically, it was a total disappointment.

untitledRather than seeing the current, blues singer, Dion, who produced three great blues albums, beginning with the one shown here, Bronx in Blue, we were forced to see the ‘oldies’ Dion…an hour and a half of oldies, with one…yes one…current acoustic blues song thrown in. Once he finished that song a few people shouted out “We want more of that.”, so I wasn’t the only one expecting some new material. But he would hear none of it. It was back to loud oldies. Guess you have to expect that when the average age of the audience was well above my considerable age.

But, the thing I don’t understand is this: if you’ve spent the time to redefine yourself (Bronx in Blue was recorded in 2006, Son of Skip James in 2007 and Tank Full of Blues in 2012, so he’s spent a good 6 years producing these CDs), why wouldn’t you put the songs out there and sing them? Why live in the 60s when you’re current in the new millennium?

So, Dion, if you read this (which I doubt you will), you can pander to the senior citizen population who are living in the past or you can entertain those of us (I’m close to senior citizen age) who live in the day and maybe in the process you’ll pick up some younger fans. Otherwise, those great blues CDs are going to languish on the remainder shelves of music outlets. Just ’cause you’re 70, doesn’t mean you have to act like it.

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