Legendary singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins played the Starlight Bowl in Burbank, CA last night and kicked off the Sunday shoes. Opening the show was country artist Joei Fulco who was a contestant on The Voice season 18. From 1971-1976 Loggins was half of Loggins and Messina. In their short time together Loggins and Messina released six albums and 10 singles that made that charts.
Throughout the 80’s Loggins found success making hit songs for major films like Caddyshack, Top Gun, and Footloose, but his first movie track dates back to A Star is Born in 1976. Loggins also appeared on “We Are the World.” Loggins played mandolin on the first song “Lady Luck.''For the next two songs “Danny’s Song,” and “Return to Pooh Corner,” he and his band sat down on stools and played acoustically. Loggins added an extra verse to “Danny’s Song'' for his grand-daughter. One on-going joke throughout the show was driving to and from his house in Santa Barbara and his guitarist would play a George Thorogood style riff. It was not only a night of music but storytelling as well.
I would call Loggins the king of 80’s movie songs. Loggins dedicated a section of the show to his movie hits and shared a story of how he wrote each one. Loggins performed “Playing With the Boys,” and “Danger Zone,” from Top Gun, “I’m Alright” from Caddyshack, “Nobody’s Fool,” from Caddyshack 2, “I’m Free (Heaven Helps the Man,” and “Footloose,” from Footloose, and there’s a lot of singing and dancing during this part of the show. Loggins' band consists of Scott Bernard (Guitar), Rick Cowling (Guitar), Dave Salinas (Drums), Adam Nitti (Bass), and Carl Herrgesell (Keys).
Loggins turned 73 earlier this year and not only looks great but sounds great as well. He also played hits like “This Is It.”
Loggins has just 3 shows left for this year.