So what were the best live shows around town in 2007? Often it's hard to remember what shows we saw when . . . but below is my stab at some of the more memorable ones for me this year (in no particular order).
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings at the Doug Fir (this is recent, so I haven't forgotten yet!)
John Hammond at Mississippi Studios
Patty Smith at The Bite
Stephen Bruton at Mississippi Studios
Richard Thompson at the Aladdin
Patty Griffin - both shows (Aladdin and the Zoo)
The sets of Mavis Staples, Teresa James, Marcia Ball, and Voices of the Wetlands All Stars at the Waterfront Blues Festival
Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi's Soul Stew Review at the Zoo
Los Lobos at the Zoo
The Subdudes at the Aladdin
Ruthie Foster at Mississippi Studios
Alejandro Escovedo at the Aladdin
Tom Russell at Mississippi Studios
I'm probably forgetting some, but these were all really fine shows to my ears . . . .
Feel free to add your thoughts via the comments!