It is a real achievement, performing solo and invitingly and interesting so the audience isn’t dozing, for 165 minutes. The penultimate song of the evening found him strapping on his electric song for the first time all night for the new and excellent “The Last Days Of My Youth”. Perhaps it is, or perhaps he will never grow old.
Wandering around the stage, touching his guitars, he seems to be thinking about his musical history, really from around 1966 – 1972 and playing it at the same time.Last night was the first of a four night stand and rumor has it he will be playing different sets each night. I hope not.
I wish Young was playing with Crazy Horse and not, as appears to be the case, solo. While an acoustic set might work like a ringing bell in this acoustic cathedrl, he has been so great electric I wanna hear that
I expected a performance off the charts and I got a snooze; Sunday night Drake was disappointing, Monday it was jackson’s turn to put us to sleep. Del McCoury would have told Alan bluegrass isn’t about musing.
The great creative outburst in Vienna began with the Jewish population being made full citizens with the right to vote and ended with Nazi Germany encamping and destroying them.
A mass of egotistical monsters come together to honor the most egotistical monster of them all. Party over, whoops, out of time
Shorter’s quartet plus a dozen odd violins, two more upright bassists, a big bass drum and a half dozen wind instruments all coming together to unload what sounds to my untrained ears to be a mix of Glenn Branca and Shostakovitch, oh and, Bernard Hermann. I keep on expecting Anthony Perkins to stab me in the shower.
Along with the Roots, Booker T, Blind Boys of Alabama, DeVotchka, Madeleine Peyroux, The Waterboys, Talib Kweli and Living Color are set to perform and, really, is it Carnegie Hall or Highline Ballroom?
The spirit was willing but Arlo, who remained seated throughout the set, wasn’t joking, hr felt heavy and his children felt heavy. As pros, they wanted to give us what we wanted, and they didn’t, but as Seeger noted there is a time to laugh and a time to weep
The problem with Ian is while his songs are great, they are too weird, and for every time he gets it write there is another song where he doesn’t quite pull it off. Strumming an acoustic guitar, Ian is a calming influence playing a sort of gentle country folk American
The 90 minute set might have been special to him, it was Carnegie Hall and the acoustics were tremendous, the sound the best I’ve ever heard and his rasping voice a thing of beauty, but he didn’t act that way at all. .
Lessee, oooh look, “Roc Boys” -I love that song. and look at that double dose before the last song of the night, “Jigga What” and “Big Pimpin”… Not to cause trouble or anything, ain’t this an awful lot like his MTV Unplugged gig? Anyway, as Jay-Z continues to cement himself into the mainstream pop experience may I add a loud nolle prosequai, na poo, not me, no Sir, sod him?
In red shoes and brown acoustic guitar at Carnegie Hall on Tuesday, Jessica Lea Mayfield did herself zero favors with her endless 20 minute opening set.
This was a different Ryan, his comfort in his own skin was palpable and he managed to be serious and be funny. I shouldn’t hold it against him yet I do. The intensity was there but it felt dispersed