Gold Dust Woman

Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks. Heart and Soul Tour 2011. Montreal, Friday April 1st, 7:30 PM at the Bell Centre. Seating: reds, section 124, row G, seats 3 and 4. About 11,000 fans.

So why does a hard core rocker like your author end up at pop concerts? For the music of course and for the musicians. Rod always puts on a great show although I would prefer to to hear his work from the Jeff Beck, Ron Wood, and Faces days. In the lineup, as usual, was the beautiful long-legged German horn star Katja Rieckermann – that was expected. What wasn’t though, was seeing and hearing Jimmy Roberts on sax – he was back with Rod after a long sabbatical “selling sausages” – what a beast.

The rest of the lineup included the talented J’Anna Jacoby (mandolin, violin, guitar, background vocals), two great percussionists, keyboard player, three background vocalists, three guitarists, and one equally good looking and good sounding trumpet player, Anne King – blonde like Katja. That’s 13 not counting Rod. Don’t know all the members of the Stevie Nicks band, but her long time guitarist Waddy Wachtel was in fine shape.

Ooh, did she make you cry, make you break down
Shatter your illusions of love?
And is it over now, do you know how?
Pickup the pieces and go home
Well did she make you cry, make you break down
Shatter your illusions of love?
And now tell me, is it over now, do you know how?
Pickup the pieces and go home, go home, go home

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