Washington Post 6-26-98

At Nissan, Stevie Nicks Works Her Magic
By Patrick Foster

There was a spell cast at the Nissan Pavilion on Wednesday night. Fortunately, Stevie Nicks is a good witch, and the large crowd willingly submitted to the ceremony.

On tour supporting her new boxed set, "Enchanted," Nicks worked through a set list that visited everything from her pre-Fleetwood Mac days to her most recent solo release. Supported by a polished seven-piece band and two backup singers, the famously reticent singer was at ease, even chatty, and clearly delighted at the rapturous response every number received.

At the core of the show was a three-song interlude done acoustic-style, anchored by "Garbo" (hero-tribute) and "You Never Promised Me a Rose Garden" (a showbiz-is-hell-but-it's-all-I-know ballad). Around this mini-set Nicks sprinkled "Gold Dust Woman," "Rhiannon," "Stop Dragging My Heart Around" and "Stand Back," among other chestnuts. She culminated the main set by shaking hands with the swooning crowd, collecting flowers and handmade gifts adorned with all manner of flowing scarves.

Nicks was a graceful presence, indulging in several trademark enchantress twirls while slipping in and out of countless shawls and wraps. It would be hard to imagine the devoted or casual Stevie fan being disappointed in what was a surprisingly entertaining and occasionally, even, enchanting performance.

Opening the show was Boz Scaggs, a longtime icon of Northern California cool, making his first area appearance in many a moon. He slipped the crowd a set of smoldering rock-blues that featured the vocals of D.C.'s own Lisa Frazier and some slithering guitar runs in a highly satisfying set.

Thanks to CL Moon for sending this article to us.