George Thorogood and the Destroyers headlined Sioux Falls JazzFest Friday July 18th courtesy of Midcontinent Communications on their 40 Years Strong Tour and brought exactly the show that the 60,000+ in attendance expected and wanted.

Opening with 'Born To Be Bad', followed by 'Who Do You Love', Thorogood brought a hit-filled evening to Sioux Falls and put on the best show I've ever seen him do. Whether it was the huge crowd, a renewed energy from the anniversary tour, or the fact that Samantha Fish Band absolutely killed it opening up for them, Thorogood came out on fire and had Sioux Falls singing along as he continually acknowledged where he was playing, even including us in the lyrics "Good times in Sioux Falls can't be beat. Who do you love?"

From Bad to the Bone, to One Bourbon, One Scotch and One Beer, to Move It On Over and everything in between, Thorogood proved he and the Destroyers can still bring a night of rockin' boogie-woogie blues with the best of them.

Earlier in the afternoon, he stopped by my tent to talk about the early days of the band, their longevity and the blues and was open, talkative and engaging as you can see below. Overall, another stellar night at JazzFest 2014 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota!

 

Thanks to my friend Spirit Sparks for catching a video of George!