We had so much fun at Dave's show in Asbury Park! (Unfortunately I had to cancel going to the City Winery gig.) Dave's co-lead guitarist, Jonathan Lea, unfortunately had to miss the gig because of emergency surgery, so Dave played all the leads by himself, which was really fun to see. His singing and his playing have gotten so much better on this tour! He stuck entirely to classic Kinks songs -- probably because it was hard to do newer material without Jonathan there -- and he was having such a blast, as were we. Drummer Dennis Dikken was a brilliant addition to the band, and as always Tom Currier on bass and keyboards was the foundation that made it all work.
The concert was at the Stone Pony, which has such legendary club vibes. It was great to see so many long-time fan friends there. I love it when Kinks World gears up for live shows!!!