|From left, guitarist Jason Falkner, Beck and bass|
player Dwayne Moore. Photo: Robert Kinsler
|Beck blowing the blues harmonica|
on the crowd-pleasing "One Foot in the
Grave" in Vancouver on Aug. 24, 2017.
Photo: Robert Kinsler
I've reviewed Beck on previous occasions and have always been impressed. But I have to say his show in Canada was the strongest performance by the artist I've ever seen. If you have tickets to see U2's string of upcoming dates in the U.S. (beginning Sept. 3 in Detroit and extending through Sept. 22 in San Diego), make sure to get there early since Beck is opening all those concerts.
It has taken a few times seeing Beck for this writer to finally and fully get while the artist's shows are so unique. Like the albums the Los Angeles native has released across his 20+ year career, each song Beck delivers in concert is dramatically different from the song that precedes or follows. The sum of those brilliant and far-flung musical parts makes for a wonderful explosion best experienced in the concert setting.