River Spirit Casino Tulsa Oklahoma August 26, 2023
For more than three decades, the GRAMMY and Academy Award-nominated rock band Counting Crows have enchanted listeners worldwide with their intensely soulful and intricate take on timeless rock & roll. Exploding onto the music scene in 1993 with their multi-platinum breakout album, August and Everything After, the band has gone on to release seven studio albums, selling more than 20 million records worldwide, and is revered as one of the world’s most pre-eminent live touring rock bands.
Counting Crows delivered a mesmerizing performance at their concert in Tulsa at the River Spirit Casino last Saturday night. From start to finish, the band captivated the audience with their incredible musicianship and raw emotional energy.
Lead singer Adam Duritz’s hauntingly beautiful vocals transported the crowd into a world of bittersweet nostalgia. Every note he sang was laced with genuine emotion, as if he was laying bare his soul for everyone to see. It was impossible not to be moved by his powerful performance.
The band’s setlist was carefully curated, taking the audience on a journey through Counting Crows’ extensive discography. From their chart-topping hits like “Mr. Jones” to their lesser-known gems like “A Long December” and “Anna Begins,” each song was performed with precision and a renewed sense of passion.
What truly set this concert apart was the undeniable chemistry among the band members. They moved effortlessly together on stage, feeding off each other’s energy and creating a dynamic that was infectious. Guitarist David Bryson’s soulful solos and the tight rhythm section provided by drummer Jim Bogios and bassist Millard Powers, keyboardist Charlie Gillingham, lead guitarist Dan Vickrey and guitarist David Immergluck added an extra layer of depth to the band’s sound.
The atmosphere in the venue was electric with fans singing along to every word. Counting Crows’ music has a way of resonating deeply with listeners, and the crowd’s reaction was a testament to that connection. It was a shared experience of joy, heartache, and everything in between. The sound quality was flawless, allowing every instrument and lyric to be heard with crystal-clear clarity.
As the evening drew to a close, Counting Crows left the audience in awe and hungry for more. They indulged the crowd with an encore that included fan favorites like “Round Here” and “Rain King,” leaving everyone with a satisfied smile on their faces. It was a concert experience that will surely be remembered.
Overall, Counting Crows’ concert in Tulsa was an unforgettable evening of exceptional music and undeniable talent. Their ability to evoke genuine emotion through their performance left the crowd in awe and proved why they have remained a beloved band for over three decades.