The true mettle and value of a musician is how naturally he can perform live. And on stage, Billy Joel is one of pop music's best, a seasoned veteran who's genuine, at ease and funny. …For a couple hours, Joel and his amazingly talented band recreated the sounds, the music and solos, and the lead and backing vocals, as strong as the records, for some 23 songs.And as we all filed out after the show, we knew for two hours, we were all one. We were all friends — with a commonality. Because perhaps the greatest joy of Billy's music is how it brings people together. We all knew every lyric. We were singing right back to him. And we felt like he was a pal: a relatable, funny pal, who made it easy to come along for the ride, regardless of whatever kind of mood we were in that night. Yes, we'll meet you anytime you want, Billy. – The Baltimore Sun
Billy Joel never gets old. Seriously. His music, his persona (so cool, so witty, so charming on stage), his legacy, his body of work, the way he takes command the minute he walks out on stage — taking his audience with him on a nostalgic musical journey that keeps on giving long after he makes his exit — is proof that artists who have real talent will endure for decades (he's been at it for roughly 50 years).
– The Huffington Post
Billy Joel Set List – Nationals Park – Washington, D.C. – July 26, 2014
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