Jackson Browne | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos & Setlist]

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THE ACT: Jackson Browne | Facebook | Twitter 

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THOUGHTS: Closing out the Way Over Yonder festival was Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jackson Browne. Jackson Browne has recorded and released 14 albums during his prolific career. His latest album, “Standing In The Breach”, was released this year and his set was heavy with new material from the album. Though his music doesn’t necessarily “rock” my world (I’m more of a James Taylor fan), I can still appreciate the impact his music has had on the world. After all, not many artists from the early 70s can be deemed the “quintessential sensitive California singer/songwriter”.

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Heartless Bastards | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]

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THE ACT: Heartless Bastards | Facebook | Twitter Instagram

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THOUGHTS: I was really looking forward to seeing/hearing Heartless Bastards live, but sound problems at the start of their set didn’t really give me a chance really appreciate what I know this band is capable of. Granted, I only stayed for the first half of their set (I had to photograph another artist whose set had started) and, as you can tell from the Instagram video clips bellows (that I filmed as I was walking to the other state) their sound issues did get better. But, I think I’ll reserved my opinions … until I can catch them in concert again.

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Joe Pug | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]

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THE ACT: Joe Pug | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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THOUGHTS: Joe Pug is a singer-songwriter whose folk music is as tender and moving as it comes. Performing solo, armed with just his acoustic guitar and a harmonica, Joe’s soothing sound, under the bright red spotlight, mellowed the audience into a blissful trance. His performance was emotional, without being overindulgent. Critics have favorably compared him to Bob Dylan, and I can’t disagree. I like Bob Dylan. I also like Joe Pug.

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Jamestown Revival | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]

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THE ACT: Jamestown Revival | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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THOUGHTS: I first saw Jamestown Revival at KCRW’s concert series Country In The City this summer, and they were terrific. Noted music industry blogger Bob Lefsetz called them a “revelation”. I completely agree. In fact, I won’t bother writing any more about them in the post. Rather, I suggest you take a read of what Mr. Lefsetz said about them by CLICKING HERE … after you take a look at some of the photos that I snapped 😉

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Leslie Stevens | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]

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THOUGHTS: Leslie Stevens sings with a sublime, soprano frailty that reminds me of country singers like Tammy Wynette and Dolly Parton. I don’t know much about her, but I think she is a Los Angeles native (her latest album was recorded at Five Star Studio in Echo Park). There was a wave of country that came out of California with the likes of Merle Haggard … perhaps she cane the catalyst for another California, Country renaissance.

PHOTOS: Darn that red spotlight!!!

 

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The Lone Bellow | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]

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THE ACT: The Lone Bellow | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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THOUGHTS: These guys were great to watch live. This Brooklyn-based group of transplanted Southerners have a brand of Americana (a rocking and rolling, country sound) that is a perfect soundtrack for a beautiful summer afternoon by the sea. Having released an album in 2013, the group is planning to release their sophomore album in early 2015, and it was produced by Aaron Dessner, a member of The National who writes the majority of their music (Listen to the track by CLICKING HERE). Look, if The Lone Bellow are good enough for Mr. Dessner, it’s good enough for me.

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