Re: Jackson Browne
posted at 7/31/2012 2:01 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Jackson Browne
[QUOTE]Since all posts from yesterday have been poofed by BDC, I'll add a comment to this thread (and I apologize for the repeat if you read my comments in yesterday's poofed thread) :) WUMB livestreamed the entire Newport Folk Festival, with Browne headlining on Sunday, capping the 3-day event. I wasn't there, granted, but I logged onto the livestream, and his performance was inspirational. Not only were his vocals clear and heartfelt, I liked the way he showcased other musicians that were on the stage. Seeing the concert this way was an amazing opportunity that doesn't often happen, and thanks to WUMB, some of us were able to take advantage of it. When Matty is around, he'll be the best person to give a review firsthand; I'll be surprised if he doesn't have a favorable review.
Posted by yogafriend[/QUOTE]
Great show...so happy to have been there...and the rain proved to be only a minor inconvenience (on Sunday anyway). But those are the breaks come summer in New England and a "rain or shine" ticket.
And as it happened, the guys from Dawes were very competent backers for Mr. Browne (my problem with them was always their songs, not their playing).
As for the man himself, JB was magical. My opinion has grown tenfold since. He really does have a very distinct voice unlike any other...(well-aged)...it perfectly straddles that line between dark and light, never pitchy, and never tries to do too much. His head and heart are united behind every word, and it shows.
The rest of the weekend was pretty awesome, aside from the weather in some spots, with several favorites putting in great sets and few new favorites discovered along the way. Got some great swag and convo from the vendors, a very respectful, fun audience mostly void of the usual trappings (though hardly immune), and a genuine respect for the music.
Bonus: Mrs. Matty insists it's the best festival we've been to so far, so all is cuddly on the home front and promising for next year, too! :))