The road goes on forever, so the song goes, and on that road there are good venues and not so good venues. Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, FL, has been considered one of the good ones since it first opened its doors 20 years ago. Writing in these pages last October, touring veteran Rusty Straub cited the venue as one of his favorite road houses in North America. “I've been playing there for many years, and each time I am amazed to find a theatre as plush and perfect as Ruth Eckerd,” he ...

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