3 items by Tom Phalen

  • Live Report: Bonnie Raitt

    Live Report: Bonnie Raitt | ARTICLE

    Bonnie Raitt has had a love affair with Seattle for more than twenty-five years. Even when she was going through what she called the "hell" of the "slammin' 'Eighties," a time that found her wrapped in more boas than a...

    June 3, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Live Report: Dave Matthews Band

    Live Report: Dave Matthews Band | ARTICLE

    The opening show of the 1998 season at Washington state's Gorge Amphitheater, a 20,000-capacity shed perched on a precipice high above the Columbia river, was as much about the party as it was the music. Dave Matthews, himself on the...

    May 19, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Live Report: Ben Harper

    Live Report: Ben Harper | ARTICLE

    Folk, rock, blues and world music are all part and parcel of Ben singer-guitarist Harper's musical formula. But when it comes to playing plugged or unplugged, Harper is clearly two different animals. Playing solo acoustic, as he did Monday at a...

    April 9, 1998 12:00 AM ET