I'm a longtime fan (1978) but until last Saturday night I hadn't seen him perform live. The concert was May 13th at the House of Blues in New Orleans. This is not a dream venue, and frankly I had reservations as to whether or not it was suitable for Bruce's music. Boy was I wrong! This was a terrific performance which has had a profound effect on me. He brought a drummer (Ben Riley) and bass player (Steve Lucas) to New Orleans with him and played for over two hours with three encores. Riley and Lucas are great and really seemed to enjoy playing Bruce's music. Of course, as we all know, Cockburn is one of the best guitarist around. In fact, I saw Richard Thompson at the House of Blues recently and really there is no comparison...Thompson is good but Cockburn is the Man! Bruce played a cross-section of new and old tunes. He played most of the songs from New Orleans - Timbuktu. He also played plenty of old favorites and live they sounded better than ever. There is really no way for me to adequately describe how much I enjoyed hearing him perform these great old songs LIVE. I was moved throughout the performance and left the concert with a wonderful feeling. This is a rave review...I know it. My advise to anyone who cares about Bruce's music...don't do as I have done and wait over 20 years to see him in person. Go see him as soon as you can.