The Grass Roots Starring Rob Grill
At Tradition - Port St Lucie, Florida
February 20, 2009
The Grass Roots On A Cold Winter’s Eve - January 19, 2008
2008 got off to a rockin’ start at the Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood, NJ when Rob Grill and The Grass Roots gave a performance to take the winters chill away. Rob with the aid of a crutch, due to his recent surgery, walked on stage to the welcoming crowd. He was joined with current band members Dusty Hanvey, Joe Dougherty, and Hal Ratliff, who was filling in for Larry Nelson on keyboards. The opening song was Wait A Million Years with some other songs played, Don’t Pull Your Love Out On Me, Heaven Knows, Sooner Or Later, Things I Should Have Said, Love Grows, Let’s Live For Today, Temptation Eyes & Midnight Confessions. Their show was shortened due to The Turtles being on the bill as well. Rob was in obvious discomfort but gave another terrific performance and is always the consummate professional. Dusty, Joe and Hal were all in great form as well.
With much anticipation the new live CD, “Live Gold” made it’s debut at last week’s Michigan show and the CD was available this evening as well. I listened to it all on my drive home and it is just terrific - well worth the “WAIT”. This CD showcases the band’s 14 top 40 Billboard hits, and has great tunes like, Baby Hold On, The Runway, The River Is Wide, Glory Bound and Bella Linda. The CD is just another WINNER as far as I’m concerned. Other fans who have been with the band for many years like me will appreciate the special efforts made by Rob, Dusty (who produced the CD) Larry and Joe. A true collector’s item for fans of The Grass Roots.
Thanks to Rob, Joe, Hal & Dusty for another enjoyable evening. ROCK ON GUYS!!!