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Published on July 25, 2013 by Sara Foss

What's it like to see Ryan Bingham, My Morning Jacket, Wilco and Bob Dylan in concert?

Pretty darn cool, in my estimation. 

Here's an excerpt from my write-up at the DG:

"I’ve been out of the office and now that I’m back in the office, I’m swamped with work, which is why you haven’t heard much from me. But I did want to jot down some quick thoughts on Sunday’s Ryan Bingham/My Morning Jacket/Wilco/Bob Dylan concert at SPAC.

First of all, this is a killer line-up. And I really wanted to see Ryan Bingham, the young singer-songwriter with the weathered voice that provided some of the most haunting music for the film 'Crazy Heart,' for which Jeff Bridges won an Oscar as a down-on-his-luck country singer, and Bingham an Oscar for best original song. I got to SPAC pretty early, and caught all of Bingham’s set, which was great — I’d love to see him play a full set in a more intimate venue, such as Valentine’s or Linda.

Next up was My Morning Jacket, one of those highly-acclaimed bands that I’ve never been able to get into. For the most part, I find their music dull and somewhat droning. However, they played a pretty fun set, opening up their songs in interesting ways and experimenting in interesting ways. My Morning Jacket is really a jam band, and although jam bands tend to irritate me (you’d never catch me at a Phish concert), I found that an hour of My Morning Jacket was a pleasant way to pass the time. Some of their songs are surprisingly bouncy and upbeat; 'Off the Record,' a song I’m apt to change immediately if it ever comes on the radio, struck me as a feel-good summer anthem when performed live. (Sample lyric: 'Sorry ‘bout the things that I had to say/And I’ll make it up to you right now at the penny arcade.')"

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