A Year of Concerts: 2014

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Yusuf Islam / Cat Stevens | “Peace Train … Late Again” Tour | Nokia Theatre L.A. Live | 12/14/14 [Concert Review & Photos]

Yusuf Islam / Cat Stevens | “Peace Train … Late Again” Tour | Nokia Theatre L.A. Live | 12/14/14 [Setlist & Video Clips]

Jamestown Revival, Nikki Lane & Pete Molinari | The Troubadour | 11/30/14 [Concert Review]

Jamestown Revival | The Troubadour | 11/30/14 [Photos and Video]

Nikki Lane | The Troubadour | 11/30/14 [Photos and Video]

Pete Molinari | The Troubadour | 11/30/14 [Photos and Video] Continue reading

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

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At Way Over Yonder, CLICK HERE!

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 😉

PHOTOS:

 

VIDEO CLIPS:

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At Way Over Yonder, CLICK HERE!

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

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At Way Over Yonder, CLICK HERE!

THE ACT: Leslie Stevens | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

SOUNDS LIKE: 

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!!!

 

VIDEO CLIPS:

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At Way Over Yonder, CLICK HERE!

Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/26/14 – 9/27/14 [Homepage]

It may officially be fall … but it still feels like Summer in Los Angeles. It certainly feels like summer when the sun is shining and music is playing at the Santa Monica Pier.

 

In only its second year, the Way Over Yonder festival features two days of well curated American folk music. With up and coming, and award winning, recording artists taking the stage, performing both intimate and rocking sets, it was a terrific showcase of American music.

 

Below is a list of artists that I had the chance to check out. Links to pages with my brief thoughts, photos, Instagram videos and set lists. Hope you enjoy them!

Friday, September 26th:

  1. The Far West [Photos]
  2. Houndmouth [Photos]
  3. The Wild Reeds [Photos]
  4. Moses Sumney [Photos]
  5. Joe Fletcher [Photos]
  6. Lucinda Williams [Photos]
  7. Little Hurricane [Photos]
  8. Local Natives [Photos]

Saturday, September 27th:

  1. The Barr Brothers [Photos]
  2. Lenny Goldsmith [Photos]
  3. The Lone Bellow [Photos]
  4. Leslie Stevens [Photos]
  5. Jamestown Revival [Photos]
  6. Joe Pug [Photos]
  7. Chris Robinson Brotherhood [Photos and Setlist]
  8. Linda Perhacs [Photos]
  9. Heartless Bastards [Photos]
  10. Nathaniel Rateliff [Photos]
  11. Jackson Browne [Photos and Setlist]