The legendary George Thorogood & The Destroyers brought their high energy brand of blues to Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay in San Diego California on Tuesday November 9th. The band’s current tour which is billed as the “Good To Be Bad Tour: 45 Years of Rock ” has actually been going on since 2019, and is now continuing into Thorogood’s 47th year of performing. Showing no signs of slowing down, the 71 year old Thorogood strutted and stalked the Humphrey’s stage while singing tons of his classic hits and performing a master class in blues guitar.
Songs like “Bad to the Bone,” “Move It On Over,” “I Drink Alone,” “Who Do You Love,” and “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” were all singalongs and rocked the packed San Diego crowd. Thorogood seemed to enjoy the audience response and the atmosphere of this uniquely San Diego venue, musing that Humphrey’s is one of the country’s “best hidden secrets.” The capacity crowd and the dozens of other fans lining the street and waterways near the venue seemed to agree.
Joining Thorogood were his faithful Destroyers – Jim Suhler on rhythm guitar, Billy Blough on bass, Jeff Simon on drums, and Buddy Leach on Saxophone. These sidemen deserve a ton of credit as they fuel the engine that Thorogood drives throughout his powerful performances. It’s always inspiring to see a performer who truly goes for it every time they are on stage and Thorogood is one of those artists. This was another great evening of live music from a legendary performer at Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay.