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The 20 best concerts of 2012 according to Egil



I landed @ 45 concerts in 2012… a great year it has been.

Here is my list of the 20 best:

  1.  Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band (The Second night in Bergen, July)
  2. Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band (First Night Bergen July)
  3. Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires (First  Concert, Bergen, June)
  4. Justin Townes Earle (Bergen, June)
  5. Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires (Club concert, Bergen, June)
  6. Patti Smith (Bergen, June)
  7. Ron Carter, Bill Frisell & Joey Baron (NYC (Bluenote), January)
  8.  The South (Bergen, June)
  9. The Deep Dark Woods (NYC, January)
  10. Afghan Whigs (Oslo, August)
  11. Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires (Oslo, August)
  12. Jonathan Wilson (Bergen, June)
  13. Lars Winnerbäck (Bergen, June)
  14. Bob Mould (Oslo, August)
  15. Abigail Washburn and Kai Welch (Bergen, June)
  16. Thåström (Bergen, June)
  17. Feist (Oslo, August)
  18. The Black Keys (Oslo, August)
  19. Robert Earl Keen (NYC, January)
  20. Tønes (Skudeneshavn, November)


Bergenfest 2012 – Day 3 – Summary


Saturday – June 23

Best Concerts:

  1. TIE: Justin Townes Earle &
    Patti Smith
  2. Charles Bradley And His Extraordinaires
  3. Abigail Washburn with Kai Welch
  4. JD McPherson
  5. Shearwater
Short Summary:
Can’t complain about the weather even today.. is this really Bergen ??
Abigail Washburn had to play @ a very hot Magic Mirrors tent.. but gave us a lovely set. Shearwater were solid.. and then came 2 fantastic concerts! Patti Smith @ Plenen & Justin Townes Earle @ Magic Mirrors. Both will be in top 3 of our upcoming “Best concerts @ Bergenfest 2012” list. Charles Bradley played yet another awesome concert.. this time @ Logen Theater. JD McPherson delivered a solid set as the closing act..
A long and wonderful day @ Bergenfest.
Overall a solid 6/6.

-Egil & Hallgeir