Yup -- I was there with about 2000 other folks, around the same size
as the Free Trade Hall audience. They had to close the theater after
the first few songs. It was a really fine night -- standouts were Jim
Lauderdale and John Leventhal on "Tell me Mama," Kelly Joe Phelps's
gorgeous mellow "Mr. Tambourine Man," Stevie Jackson (of Belle &
Sebastian) on "Visions of Johanna" (probably the best performance of
the night), and Toshi Reagon blowing the roof off with "Rolling
Stone." Larry Kaye and Marc Ribot's playing throughout took many
other guitarists to school.
Can give you the whole lineup and quick impressions if you're
Lenny Kaye, of course. Typing too fast.
Stevie Jackson (of Belle &
> Sebastian) on "Visions of Johanna" (probably the best performance of
> the night)
Oh, I love Stevie. I'm not at all surprised his performance was so
On Jan 14, 10:14�am, "St. Annie" <botticellisni...@hotmail.com> wrote:
I'm very interested to hear the whole lineup and your impressions!
Here y'are -- in a rush, but thanks for asking:
Oakley Hall, NY indie band, a strangely sung and paced “She Belongs to
Natalia Zuckerman, daughter of Pinchas and Eugenia, a breathy “Fourth
Stevie Jackson, in a skinny black suit and tie, taking everyone to
SCHOOL on “Visions of Johanna.”
Jason Isbell (ex-Drive-By Truckers), “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue.”
Young Welsh singer Freeman – no first name, or perhaps it’s no last
name? – calling out “Desolation Row” at the top of his considerable
lungs – great voice, but even with a lyric sheet (and he was the only
performer who used one) he effed up the words. For which he can be
forgiven. I tangle 'em up myself ....
Lost Town Chorus, “Just Like A Woman.”
Kelly Joe Phelps, guitar god, a lovely finger-picking “Mr. Tambourine
Jim Lauderdale (acoustic) and John Leventhal (electric), “Tell Me
Harry Manx (that wonderful 12 or heck is it 15-string lap thing he
plays?) and Kevin Bright (electric), “Baby, Let Me Follow You Down.”
Jesse Harris, “Tom Thumb.”
Chocolate Genius Inc (Marc Anthony Thompson, with Marc Ribot
channeling Robbie), “Leopardskin Pill-Box Hat.” A barnburner.
Lenny Kaye, “One Too Many Mornings.” Solid gold.
Richard Julian (acoustic) and Jim Campilongo (electric), ‘Ballad of a
Toshi Reagon and “Big Lovely” (the Chocolate Genius Inc. lineup, with
Ribot), “Like a Rolling Stone.” Yow!!
Plus an encore, everybody, of “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.”
No booing, no heckling, two thousand really happy people!
I wonder if any of these performances will end up on youtube, which I
can now view with a little extra work on my part. I'd love to see
Stevie in his skinny black suit and tie. Saw him with the rest of
Belle & Sebastian in a fantastic show a few years ago. I'll have to
look up who some of these other performers are, and that's something I
enjoy doing, so thanks so much for your information. The more shows
you see, Annie, the better it is for RMD. I look forward to your
reports from the
music side of the Universe.
Hey St Annie
Thanks so much for the detailed report. I too want to see
performances on YouTube - here's one that Last Town Chorus organised
and posted to her blog site and to YouTube literally the day after -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOZwiWh5MY8 Let's hope to see some
more - haven't had a chance yet to search.
Thanks again again - you are a saint