|Jon Graboff and Amy Rigby|
|Bob onstage (photo by Niels Taylor)|
|Bob had the fans climbing the walls|
Amy Rigby, accompanied by the incredible Jon Graboff on guitar, opened all the gigs for Bob. This was the end of the line for them as it was for me. I'd gotten to know them during the tour and was sorry to see them go. Amy was off to Nashville; Jon had another gig the next night in New York and had to leave before Bob's set was even finished. They're fine people and wonderful musicians.
Bob would be the first to admit that he has a history of, er, being just a bit distracted during the last performance of a tour, but his concentration was sharp on this getaway night. Bob's spring performing schedule was organized into disjoint segments, a series of mini-tours with time off in between to go home for rest and recovery, as opposed to one long endurance test. The strategy appeared to pay off; Bob stayed fresh and focused to the last note of the final encore and had the audience in the palm of his hand the whole time.
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