Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
I’ve seen hundreds and hundreds of show in my day and I’m going to go out on a limb and say the Steve Winwood show I saw last night at the Beacon Theater was maybe in the Top 15 or 20.
Winwood, 64, played a tight 12-song set that included one classic after another, including “Can’t Find My Way Home,” “Low Spark,” “Pearly Queen,” “Light Up Or Leave Me Alone” and “Higher Love” before finishing off the night with inspiring performances of “Dear Mr. Fantasy” (video below) and a soulful “Gimme Some Lovin.”
During a week in which 68-year-old Mick Jagger did a great job hosting “SNL” and 68-year-old Roger Waters was featured on “60 Minutes,” Winwood proved the old guys are still going strong.
If you can catch him on the rest of this tour, do it. Here are the dates.
“I’m A Man”
“At Times We Do Forget”
“Can’t Find My Way Home”
“The Low Spark Of High-Heeled Boys”/”Empty Pages”
“Light Up Or Leave Me Alone”
“Dear Mr. Fantasy”
“Gimme Some Lovin'”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.