Jerry Anderson of St. Paul:

1 Jesse Colin Young, the Dakota. One of my all-time favorite singer-songwriters from the ’70s, he played with musicians who graduated with his son from Berklee College of Music. He has so many fine songs, including “Get Together.”

 

2 Jimmy Buffett, Target Field. He’s all about having a good time and just sailing off to another port. It’s been a lovely cruise.

 

3 The Eagles, Target Field. With Vince Gill and Deacon Frey perfectly filling in for the late Glenn Frey, the night was like an all-high-school reunion from the ’70s. Take that peaceful, easy feeling to the limit one more time.

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Jon Bream of the Star Tribune:

1 St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Minnesota Zoo. Paul Janeway is a terrific R&B showman and an even better vocalist. Think Al Green doing Otis Redding. Soul-sational!

 

2 Jason Isbell, Basilica Block Party. Mr. Americana showed once again he’s the best singer-songwriter of the ’10s.

 

3 Robert Robinson, Crooners. Whether delivering gospel, pop hits or “God Bless America,” this Twin Cities star’s voice was magnificent. And his humor was right on, too.