Instead of bringing along his Triggerfinger comrades, Mr. Block brought Milow bass player Sjang Coenen and Canadian multi-instrumentalist Kelly Hoppe.
Apart from not being solo, the well suited man seemed to be whimsically indecisicve when it came to the concert being acoustic or not, resulting in having a small, seated audience in a room made for acoustic music. Playing mostly wilder blues rock, jazz and some Triggerfinger songs seemed a bit out of place here, but not in a bad way. In the end a wide range of music styles passed by, with only one song being played completely acoustic without a microphone, which was a perfect choice with the acoustics of the room. It was a beautiful song, but I though it was a bit of a shame not more was played in this fashion, because it was preciously intimate with the small, seated audience of about 500 people.
The wide variety during the show and grand musical talents that were shown raised the question why this man has not yet launched a solo album. In the end Ruben Block is a man of surprises and managed to make an intimate gig more rock 'n roll than expected, a solo concert into one with three people on stage and ultimately brought a seated audience to a standing ovation.