Rod Stewart & Santana


This powerhouse odd couple gives new meaning to the word sexagenarian. Santana can still elicit ultrasonic banshee wails on his famously no-frills solid body, eschewing pedal effects for a more quintessentially “smooth” guitar sound, and Stewart can still croak more soulfully than anyone. “Oye Como Va” and “Black Magic Woman” meet “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy,” the Faces’ “Stay with Me,” and Stewart’s recent teenage love ballad, “Brighton Beach,” begging the question of whether Santana’s signature fedora and Rod’s mod rooster coiffe clash or complement. Yet any questioning ears should be satisfied by the pair’s keening duet on Etta James’s “I’d Rather Go Blind.”

Wed., Aug. 20, 7:30 p.m., 2014