Ohad Rein, better known to audiences as Old Man River, entered the stage in the Spiegeltent and then made the interesting move of leaving it again to play his first song out amongst the audience. He certainly knows how to get a crowd on-side. With just his guitar and his voice we were drawn in by one of his trademark beautiful melodies. Remaining solo for a little longer, he then invited us to join in the next song which was based on the traditional Indian Kirtan singing style involving call and response. The audience responded enthusiastically.
At this point, Ohad was joined on stage by a three piece band. This was a different line-up to previous years, with a more conventional rock set-up of drums, bass, keyboard and guitar. In some cases, samples were utilised to add the traditional sounds that Old Man River is well known for. They played a well balanced combination of songs from the new album Trust and older hits from the 2007 debut Good Morning.
The music and the performances were both great and it was over too soon. Returning to the stage for one more song, Ohad encouraged us to get up and dance during their best known track La. Thankfully, the Speigeltent hadn’t been oversold, as is sometimes the case, and there was actually room to move. The audience once again joined in eagerly and, after it was all over, went out into the night on a high.
The line-up may have changed but Old Man River is still a quality live music experience.
Kryztoff Rating 4K
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