The Wallflowers – Casino NB – 08/23/16

Posted: 23rd August 2016 by refrainmusic in Concerts

Tonight at Casino NB, The Wallflowers delivered a set of quality songwriting and rock and roll. The Wallflowers’ inception came in 1988/1989 when singer-guitarist Jakob Dylan called his childhood friend Tobi Miller and they started forming the group ‘The Apples’, which eventually morphed into “The Wallflowers”. Around 1000 people showed up to see the band, that took a long hiatus from 2006-2010 as they worked on other projects. The Jakob Dylan led band’s music has cured well over the years and still stands up.

The Wallflowers - Casino NB ~ Refrain Photography

The Wallflowers – Casino NB ~ Refrain Photography

A fair bit of the setlist targeted their new album, the well rounded “Glad All Over”, it is the band’s first album in 7 years. The crowd, some more than others were boisterous, once lady in particular calling out songs and lyrics to Dylan and leading to request’s like “Misfits & Lovers”, “Love Is A Country”, and “6th Avenue Heartache”. The band doesn’t have a lot of interaction with the crowd as some do, they simply play a tight set of old and new songs.  The crowd, of course went nuts, to the classic “One Headlight” & “The Difference”. Dylan’s voice was in good form and struck the notes the way they should be, hints of his famous Dad coming through in the way he holds the cadence on some words.

Jakob Dylan - The Wallflowers - Casinon NB ~ Refrain Photography

Jakob Dylan – The Wallflowers – Casinon NB ~ Refrain Photography

A strong ninety minute set culminated in another requested song for the encore of “Josephine”. The Wallflowers showcased their passionate musicianship and Dylan’s songwriting skills in a great show from beginning to end. Thanks to The Wallflowers, Casino NB, and PPRL for another great night of music.