Bob Bakert, JGT editor writes: “I went to see Shakti on Friday night 8/25/23 at the Cobb Energy Center outside Atlanta and was completely spellbound by the energy and dare I say it, the love, that was coming off that stage. It was totally amazing. I can’t remember enjoying a concert more. Cobb Energy Center is a beautiful 2750-seat venue designed old school with great acoustics and sound as well as sight lines. The place was packed with and this surprised me, mostly Indian people. When John McLaughlin’s management told me about the popularity of Shakti worldwide I was somewhat surprised but not anymore. I don’t know if John’s electric groups are more popular. I can see why, the group is five virtuosos playing selflessly with energy, authenticity, comprehensible complexity, and FUN, yes, FUN.”
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