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August And Everything After: Counting Crows Live In New York

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The Counting Crows continue to prove they’re an unstoppable live band.

Stopping in at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester for a multi-night stand, the ‘Crows wasted no time getting down to business.

Singer Adam Duritz’s voice remains one of the world’s great wonders and as the band played numbers like “Omaha” and “Hard Candy” they showed that time hasn’t dimmed their musical intensity.

Opening with “Sullivan Street,” which the band hasn’t played live since 2017, and seamlessly heading into “Hard Candy,” “Mr. Jones” and “Colorblind,” the Counting Crows were in peak form.

Mid-set, Duritz was gifted a cake in honor of the singer’s birthday and he took what could only be described as a big, satisfying bite.

Later in the set, there was a cover of the Grateful Dead’s “Friend Of The Devil,” a spry version of “Elevator Boots” and a hard-to-beat set closing tandem of “Rain King” and “A Long December.”

The encore was a spirited and rousing reading of “Hanginaround” with opener Stephen Kellogg joining in and the night ended with the pitch-perfect “Holiday In Spain.”