Criticism | Benmont Tench, the nobility of rock’n’roll, by Jordi Bianciotto


As he himself pointed out, Benmont Tench became the first heartbreaker to offer a concert in Spain this Saturday after five decades of adventures. Merit of the feisty Blues & Rhythms festival, from Badalona, ​​which brought the renowned pianist expressly from Los Angeles, without any tour, a feat already planned two years ago and that covid-19 forced to postpone. Tom Petty is no longer here, but Tench did not come just to evoke his figure or to appease historical urgencies: a high-flying pianist, a brief self-talk, but with personality (a 2014 album, You should be so lucky’, and another on the way ), he showed himself to have style left over to also bring some foreign classics to his field, including a couple of celebrated Petty quotes.

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