Oakland Press - The Rides roll on stage in Ann Arbor

...Stills was greeted by the crowd as a genuine icon. He mitigated his increasingly strained vocals with plenty of tasteful guitar playing, complementing and contrasting with Shepherd and still getting plenty of his own dander up on “Don’t Want Lies” and “Love the One Your With” — which he dedicated to a friend who graduated from the University of Michigan in 1967 — which finally got the Michigan Theater crowd on its feet late in the show. A rendition of Buffalo Springfield’s “Bluebird,” meanwhile, was the Rides’ sole trip into jamland, with a lengthy mid-song excursion that gave Stills, Shepherd and bassist Kevin McCormick room for some psychedelic stretching out...


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