I’m sitting on a train en route to Liverpool from London with David Gray’s Mutineers playing in the headphones. As the English countryside whizzes by, I can’t help but think about what an incredible experience this has been for me.
A few months ago in Atlanta, I was sitting in Chastain Park Amphitheater watching David Gray perform in complete awe. I’ve seen him play several times before, but this show was particularly noteworthy. He had an energy about him that was significantly elevated from previous shows. Any list that I might have of my favorite artists living or dead would certainly have him toward the top.
A couple of days ago, a good friend sent me a text asking me if I would be interested in going to see K.D. Lang at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta. It was one of those moments where I couldn’t say yes fast enough – thank you Steven!
In 1992, K.D.’s album Ingénue was released and I remember playing it over and over again in the record store I worked in, listening in awe to her unbelievable vocal range. Her vocal talents are unmatched in any performer I have ever had the pleasure of watching live.
I’ll say it again – tonight’s performance was hands down the best vocal performance I have ever heard in my entire life. It was magical. Read more…
It’s been a week of great music. I wrote about the phenomenal David Gray concert I attended on Tuesday, but there was a lot more musically that I wanted to highlight.
Thursday night, I went up to the lake to work on my friend Jack’s CD artwork for the soon-to-be-released Black Swan Lane album, Staring Down the Path of Sound. Jack has been a friend and a client of mine for 10 years, but it wasn’t until this recent release that he let me participate in the creation of one of his albums.
Over the past year or so, I’ve been listening to rough cuts of songs from the band and giving him feedback that has helped shape the final selections on the album. Read more…
Tonight, I was fortunate to attend a truly remarkable concert by my favorite singer/songwriter, David Gray. Generally speaking, I let life unfold without a lot of expectations, but since I’ve seen David perform 3 times before, I couldn’t help but expect to experience something amazing.
He did not disappoint tonight.
In fact, there is no way I could have imagined a concert this incredible.
It was literally THAT good.