pop rock

Pure Acoustic Pop for Now People

Nick Lowe
Lincoln Center, NYC
10 August 2013

A couple months ago, I noticed that Glen Tilbrook of Squeeze and Nick Lowe would both be performing at the Boulton Center in Bay Shore, New York, in August. I can’t go to every show that comes down the pike and some times I have to make tough decisions. Having seen Nick a couple years ago at Town Hall and not having seen Tilbrook (or Squeeze) in five or six years, I suggested to my wife Linda that we opt for the Tilbrook show -- very reluctantly passing on Nick. It wasn’t long before something began to gnaw at me. I had to see Nick again. I noticed that he had a few other gigs lined up in the area and we decided that we would catch him at the Out of Doors at Lincoln Center series on August 10. A schedule of summer shows I had picked up at a WFUV event had Nick paired with the Crickets. I had gotten it into my head that Nick would come out and do a solo acoustic set, after which he would be joined by the Crickets and stand in for Buddy Holly. And how cool would that be?