There’s two boys holding stars for the wishing. Yeah, one boy’s sure, one says, “I don’t know.”from “You Don’t Get Much” on the album Home by the BoDeans
That’s the way line really goes. This is the way Kurt Neumann sang it when we saw the BoDeans live on February 18th at the Chicago Symphony Center:
There’s one boy holding a star for the wishing. I used to be sure, now I don’t know.
It was the first time he had played Chicago since Sammy Llanas left the band this August.
I was holding my breath for Kurt, hoping the concert would be just as enjoyable as every other BoDeans concert I’ve been to (too many to count, since I first saw them when I was in concert and have seen them at least once a year every year since).
Kurt addressed what he called “the elephant in the room.” He was humble. He was gracious. And he performed the most amazing concert I’ve ever experienced. Just a few chords of a BoDeans song have the power to move me. It is some kind of musical magical connection of indescribable depth. Even without Sammy. Maybe even because of the beauty of Kurt taking the lead—alone.