Santa Monica Pier
Jay Sweet, the organizer of the Newport Folk Festival, who has decided to bring the West Coast version of the festival on the Santa Monica Pier because ‘it’s an iconic place that’s not a traditional music venue’, had warned Conor, ‘no rock songs, only folk ones!’ Conor certainly followed the rules, and played lots of his most touching tunes
On stage, they have a charming presence and a great assurance, way beyond their very young age: 20-year-old Klara sings lead for most of the songs while playing guitar and 23-year-old Johanna plays keyboard while constantly harmonizing with her sister, giving an ethereal dimension to their compositions
Santa Monica is only 30 minutes away, but there is the traffic, then the parking,… I was still undecided when I look up at the line up again. I couldn’t miss Conor, right? And did I make the right decision! The festival lasted two days, but I only bought a ticket for Sunday afternoon (Conor Oberst’s night) and I had a blast.
he has the look and swagger of an all-time bad-boy and uses his guitar like a roaring vintage motorcycle
three voices doing harmonies over harmonies, Este on bass, Danielle on guitar and Alana on guitar and synth played a strong set of their original compositions inspired from 90s R&B, 80s funky synth music and classic rock and folk.