Friday, June 10, 2016
Dolly in Greensboro
My wife, Margaret Taylor, and I enjoyed Dolly Parton's concert last weekend. Greensboro was the first stop in her new Pure and Simple tour. Dolly has not toured in 25 years. She played the piano, a dulcimer, a harpsichord, a tin whistle, a fiddle, a guitar, a banjo, and faked a sax to a crowd of about 10,000. About 1/3 of her songs were about faith in the Lord. And we laughed and laughed. Dolly is a master entertainer and musician - and there's a lot of depth behind the plastic and makeup!
In the second half, she had the crowd on their feet, cheering, clapping, and singing along to familiar tunes like Here You Come Again, 9 to 5, Islands in the Stream, and Tennessee Mountain Home.