Thursday, December 23

Alive & Kicking – Jonathan Richman

December 13 & 14, Tractor Tavern
By Chris McCann

In one of the songs on his newest album (Not So Much To Be Loved As To Love), Jonathan Richman sings, “He gave us the wine to taste, not to talk about it.” On one level the lyrics tell the story of a wine tasting, but they can also be read as a gloss of Richman’s three-decade career making music that begs for empathy, not analysis.

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