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“I can sing you a really tender song filled with depression, or a song laced with hope,” Jackson Browne offers the audience early on. Inevitably however, the choices are somewhat moot. That’s Browne’s forte — mingling sadness and remorse with desire and optimism, and blurring the lines in between.
Possessing one of the iconic voices of the ’60s folk world, Richie Havens held Woodstock spellbound with his soulful humanity as the festival’s first — however reluctant — performer.