Clayton-Thomas entered to rousing applause, sporting a charcoal grey suit and a blue open collar dress shirt.
Although maintaining the “must play” hits, the Grammy Award winner varied the set list from his previous visit, opening with the 1-2 punch of his self-penned, 1968 BS&T smash Spinning Wheel, followed by his 1970 Carole King/Gerry Goffin penned hit Hi-De-Ho.
The songs lacked none of his trademark power and emotion. The former BS&T frontman is still fully capable of wringing every ounce of emotion out of a slow blues, flexing his vocal muscle on a pop rocker, or scatting through a jazz number with the best of them.
In the home stretch, his tender ballad You’re the One, preceded his 1969 BS&T monster hit – You Made Me So Very Happy and, following a thunderous standing ovation, DCT returned and finished the night with a stirring reading of Billie Holiday’s God Bless the Child.
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