This is heady stuff. My favorite saluted and interpreted by yet another favorite.
However, as everyone knows, the higher the risk, often times the greater the rewards can be. And Carlile proved that tonight, delivering a performance for the ages that will be remembered as much in her career as a landmark moment as it will be looked upon as a tribute to Mitchell’s greatness.
As she settled in for this stripped-down set, Taylor Swift looked out over the office. “I just decided to take this as an opportunity to show you guys how the songs sounded when I first wrote them.”
Oh … my ….
The Alabama Shakes singer and guitarist brought an eight-piece backing band to the Tiny Desk for a set of deeply personal and affecting songs.
Sweet baby Jesus …
Live Nation’s new club in downtown Minneapolis also announced Buddy Guy, Motion City Soundtrack, Jonny Lang, Yung Gravy and Evanescence among its initial concerts.
Emmylou Harris, Margo Price, Darius Rucker, and Robbie Robertson will appear at a ‘Last Waltz’ tribute concert in Nashville.
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
October 2, 1975.
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band are scheduled for the Uptown Theatre in Milwaukee but a bomb scare delays the deed. The Boss retires to The Pfister bar to wait out the bomb sniffers. He settles in, performs a couple songs for the crowd and upon getting the “all clear” for the Uptown, proclaims “I’m a little loose” and catches a ride to the theatre atop a record promoter’s car. The set at the Uptown is epic. And, if you’ve caught Springsteen in Milwaukee since, you’ve probably heard him ask, “Are we loose?” … a hat-tip to that night when he was too loose to fake.