Review + Photos: Roger Daltrey’s one-Who punch at the Fox

Roger Daltrey (photo: SarahJayn Kemp) I walked into the Fox on Thursday just as opener Leslie Mendelson was cutting into a charming rendition of "Blue Bayou." I’m not usually a two-acoustics, bare-bones kind of a girl, but Mendelson absolutely killed this one. I think one of the greatest crimes of modern country-pop is that this Orbison-penned lament set to music was ever allowed to be covered by Linda Ronstadt. Ronstadt’s stamp on the song was too hopeful, as if she actually believed she’d get back to that fabled bayou one day. If Orbison’s original is a sobering cup of black [...]

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