Dylan & Co play through light rain at Tuscaloosa

Never a hard, but a steady drizzling rain fell on the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater (Alabama, July 3rd) throughout the evening of the Americana-rama tour stop, as talent-laden a lineup as the venue is likely to ever see in a single show.

For those arriving as early as 5:30 p.m., The Richard Thompson Electric Trio lit up the murk with a handful of the folk-rock legend’s melodic, driven songs, most of them from the new “Electric” album, such as “Sally B,” which manages a rollicking roll while still delivering messages about the troubles of the poor and working class.

“One more song off my new record; it’s embarrassing, isn’t it?” Thompson wryly suggested, introducing “Good Things Happen to Bad People.” “They do, I believe that; well, I wrote it … but perhaps only for a little while.”

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