The Uptown Theater, Kansas City
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne’s decades of experience were highlighted at the Uptown last night, starting right on schedule at 7:30 p.m. Browne opened with “I’ll Do Anything,” and shared his three-hour, smooth acoustic set with a packed house of 1960s' revolutionists and laid-back middle-agers. The legendary crooner was solo last night, without a backing band to support him, but there wasn't a single dull moment in last night's set.
As Browne sauntered onstage, all conversation stopped. Crowd members sprang from their seats as Browne's effortless guitar work and warm smile took over. Concertgoers hollered personal requests in between songs and the majority of time, Browne played the requested tunes; he seemed eager to please the audience. Thanks to these requests, the audience was treated to well-known hits like “These Days,” “Doctor my Eyes” and “Running on Empty.”
“This tour just started, and I'm feeling pretty good,” Browne said, as he continued the steady pace of his set. His good spirits filtered in throughout his music. Standing ovations followed almost every song that was played.