I grew up listening to Loggins and Messina. Their music touched my soul. After a meteoric rise, the singing duo split up to pursue individual careers. Today, many people know Grammy Award winner and singer, Kenny Loggins, as the king of the movie soundtrack, after scoring tracks for “Footloose,” “Caddyshack” and “Top Gun.”
Tuesday night, at the Hard Rock Event Center at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Kenny Loggins and five of the coolest dudes in rock ‘n roll, gave it their all and captivated the crowd from beginning to end.
Band members included:
Scott Bernard – Guitars and Vocals
Rick Cowling – Bass and Vocals
Carl Herrgesell – Keyboards and Vocals
Chris Rodriguez – Guitars and Vocals
Tris Imboden – Drums
Together, they helped Loggins recreate the magic that the audience traveled far and wide to experience. (the people behind us drove in from Bradenton, FL)
Just so you know, Loggins still has it! The charm, the good looks and that voice! He had the audience in the palm of his hand the minute he walked on to the stage, “Don’t blame me if these guys fuck it up,” he said with a twinkle.
What was truly special about the concert was Loggins’ banter before many of the songs. He reminisced about living in LA as a struggling songwriter, the inspiration for many of his songs and just being lucky. If he had ever shared these stories before, he made it sound like it was the first time.
He encouraged the audience to sing along and we happily obliged. Tears streamed down my face. When an artist can connect on this deep of a level you know it’s the real deal. Even though his age is hovering near 70, Loggins was having fun! He loves the audience and loves every minute he’s onstage.
After all these years, Kenny Loggins is still having a good time.
Go see him, somewhere! He’s a treasure.