It was fifty years ago that the meaning of the word "festival" was changed forever. The Belgian band Woodstock Legends celebrates the legendary event with a two hour program of acoustic arrangements of songs that were played during the festival by artists
like Canned Heat, John Sebastian, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Johnny Winter, The Band, Jefferson Airplane, Roger McGuinn, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, etc ... What could be a big disappointment because of the iconic
character of the songs, turns out to be a musical triumph! The quartet blends perfectly with 3 voices, one male and two female and a battery of acoustic guitars. The sound is perfect, the performance is flawless and the arrangements are original and very musical
with beautiful harmony vocals. Frontman Filip Bollaert is an excellent singer and a funny performer, Pascale Michiels has a raw and bluesy voice which is perfect for the rough work. Singer Patsy Verfaillie is just mindblowing. Let's not forget guitarplayer
Bert Verscheuren who takes the whole performance to a higher level with his great playing, perfect timing and bending the notes like a real guitar hero. The spirit of the songs is amazingly retained with an extra dimension of the unique sound of the band.
As a bonus there's also a guest tonight and it's Belgian rockstar Guy Swinnen from The Scabs who joins the show in each of the two sets for a couple of songs and makes the evening even more memorable. They skipped artists like Sly And The Family Stone, The
Who or Ten Years After, but that didn't spoil anything as the level of performance was so high throughout. The setting in Keizershof Turnhout is beautiful and a bunch of warm friends to enjoy the evening with makes everything perfect. Woodstock Legends are
legends in their own right! (Geert Ryssen)