Your Take: Start-to-Finish Shows
Yesterday, Rolling Stone announced that Willie Nelson will play Stardust in its entirety at the Hollywood Bowl in August to mark the album’s 35th anniversary. He’s not the only one who has been performing albums live: The Old 97s, Lucinda Williams, and Bruce Springsteen are just a few of the artists who’ve played their records in concert over the past few years.
If I could see any country/roots artist perform any album live, it would probably be Ray Charles’ playing Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, or maybe Loretta Lynn and Ernest Tubb playing one of their duets records . However, since I don’t have a time machine, I’d “settle” for seeing Willie tackle Red Headed Stranger, Lucinda Williams play Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, The SteelDrivers doing Reckless–at my pretend show, Chris Stapleton and Gary Nichols trade lead vocals–or Drive-By Truckers rocking The Dirty South. Let us know: if you could see any act perform any album start-to-finish, who would it be, and what would they play?
- luckyoldsun: MH-- "...divisive, dismissive and argumentative." There's a shock. Who'da thunk it.
- Bruce: Jim has a remarkable voice for his age. Heck, for any age.