Vince Gill returns to Portland next week, but fans shouldn't expect the kind of concert he gave the last time he was here.
Surely you remember.
Gill, the affable guitarist who's also endowed with a sweet high-tenor voice, was touring behind a four-CD release, "These Days." He played a show at Merrill Auditorium in March 2007 with enough musicians to qualify as an orchestra.
The music ranged from traditional country, for which he is best known, to bluegrass, blues, ballads and full-bore rock.
With an intermission, the show clocked in somewhere around three hours. It was Springsteen-like in its length and energy.
In a phone interview last week, Gill, 53, said his current crop of shows are a bit more relaxed.