QAl Stewart The Sage Gateshead May 18th 2009
I’m not sure if I have ever seen Al Stewart in concert before. I think I may have seen him in the early 70s in his folk days before Year of the Cat; but can’t swear to it. So I figured it was time to put that right and went to the Sage last Monday. The downstairs hall was 3/4 full; while upstairs was almost empty; I understand on previous visits it has been better attended.
Al’s show was OK. He had a pretty good guitarist with him and the songs were pleasant enough. The only ones I knew were Year of the Cat and on the Border. As an eveing out it was quite enjoyable, but nothing particularly memorable.