Saturday, June 09, 2012

Saturday Night Live Music: "Like a Rolling Stone"

Melissa and I caught a Michael Hedges show at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA, sometime in the early spring of 1997, about six months before he was killed in an automobile accident. It was the second time we'd seen him (he'd visited Utah and played a show in SLC a couple of years before), and by far the better of the two performances. He played this song as his final encore, pretty much exactly as he played it here. It was marvelous; one of the greatest rock and roll songs of all time, played by, I think, one of the greatest guitarists of all time. We got a photo with him afterwards, and I treasure it to this day.

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