Tom Jones


Lest we forget, this 69-year-old Welsh dynamo began his career as one of Britain’s finest white blues singers, recording his first tracks with maverick producer Joe Meek. And, as countless YouTube videos demonstrate (especially a revelatory 1969 duet with Janis Joplin), Jones was never a vocal slouch even as he evolved into the quintessential Vegas star. I imagine Jones still has testosterone to spare, and he may well be the funkiest grandpa you see onstage this year.

Tue., July 21, 8 p.m., 2009