Way over 100 shows in 2012- a personal record!
Like the last time I saw him (at the Hollywood Bowl with Fireworks), Jose Feliciano gave an incredible performance to a packed house at The Canyon.
Given the average age of the crowd, I actually felt pretty young at this show. That was nice.
He has a great singing voice and is truly a fierce guitar player, on both the acoustic and electric.
His guitar playing, his voice, his demeanor – everything about him was awesome.
He covered the “Star Spangled Banner”, “Purple Haze”, “Light My Fire”, “Suspicious Minds”, “That’s Alright Mama”, “Billie Jean”, “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” and many other popular tunes. He did quite a few Elvis tunes that he released on his new album. They sounded really good.
Those songs really got the crowd going.
He also did a spectacular version of “California Dreamin’”
His backing band was incredible and all the music sounded excellent.
During the encore, he played “Chico and The Man”. And even though it’s only October, he did a killer version of "Feliz Navidad". Spectacular!
At the end of the show, he also moved to the drums and played some awesome percussion.
If he was playing there again tomorrow night, I’d go back and see him again. I’ll definitely catch him again the next time he’s touring here.