Words and Photos by Rod Snyder

The “Stars Align Tour” stopped off at Camden’s BB & T Pavilion for a night of classic Rock ‘n Roll. The bill features Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers & Ann Wilson of Heart.

Ann Wilson took the stage first and belted out some classic Heart songs, as well as some new, solo material, from her upcoming album, Immortal. It contains cover versions from musicians who have passed away and was made not to give tribute, but to honor them. It is due for release on September 14, 2018. Her set was bookended by 2 songs from The Who – ‘The Real Me’ and ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’.

Paul Rodgers was up next, performing songs from his lengthy catalog of material from Bad Company and Free, performing such classics as “Shooting Star”, “Can’t Get Enough” and “Movin’ On”. There’s a reason he is nicknamed “The Voice” – he can still belt it out, with no issues. The band closed their set with 2 encores. The first was “Cross Road Blues” by Robert Johnson, followed by the classic Free song, “All Right Now”.

Jeff Beck took to the stage around 9:30 and manhandled that Fender Stratocaster like no one else can. I’ve seen him a few times over the years and it still amazes me at how he makes it look so effortless. He always seems to be having a blast on stage with his other bandmates. Touring with him are Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, Rhonda Smith on bass, Jimmy Hall on vocals and Vanessa Freebairn-Smith on cello. Beck plowed through the setlist with classics like “Stratus”, “Nadia” and one of my favorites “Cause We Ended As Lovers”. A few covers were thrown in as well, such as Hendrix’s “Little Wing” and Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition”. The main set ended with The Beatles “A Day In The Life” before the band came back for 2 more encores.

None of these bands disappointed. If you’re a classic Rock ‘n Roll fan, you can’t go wrong with this bill. Catch them while they are still on the road. The tour ends in Florida, on August 26.


Ann Wilson

The Real Me
Crazy On You
Fool No More
I Am The Highway
You Don’t Own Me
Life In The Fastlane
Won’t Get Fooled Again

Paul Rodgers

Little Bit Of Love
Can’t Get Enough
Wishing Well
Feel Like Making Love
My Brother Jake
Ready For Love
Mr. Big
Movin’ On
Fire And Water
Shooting Star
Rock n’ Roll Fantasy

Cross Road Blues
All Right Now

Jeff Beck

Pull It
You Know You Know
Morning Dew
I Have To Laugh
Lonnie On The Move
Mna na h-Eireann
Just For Fun
Little Wing
Big Block
Cause We Ended As Lovers
Brush With The Blues
A Day In The Life

Corpus Christi Carol
Going Down

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