Friday, September 04, 2009
Really love seeing who Elvis Costello has on his show...here he is with opera singer Renee Fleming, Kate McGarrigle, Rufus Wainwright...and on guitar is Bill Frisell
Explaining his approach to the program, Elvis said, "I'm not interested in extracting some dark secret. I'd rather hear about a bright secret, a deep love or a curiosity that might be otherwise obscured by fame. This is a wonderful opportunity to talk in complete thoughts about music, movies, art or even vaudeville, then frame it with unique and illustrative performances."
While most of the world assumes that Nashville has all the country music and all the "new country" music...a rebirth ala Bakersfield Sound has been going on with young singer/songwriters in Los Angeles. It was nice to see Costello welcome these new artists on to his show. Below is She & Him. (Zooey Dechanel and Matt Ward)
Below is the song "Pretty Bird" by the also incredibly talented singer/songwriter Jenny Lewis...this is a gorgeous performance...check it out...
I cried at the cover of "Straight To Hell" with Jacob Dylan and Elvis Costello.