Thursday, November 18, 2004
So said Steve Earle last night.
Went to see him at the Irish Centre, a venue so full of red velvet it's like a cross between a working man's club and Twin Peaks on acid. Interesting demographic in the audience too - not many girls, lots of men in Harley Davidson T-shirts. Are these people my peers now? Anyway, the gig did exactly what it said on the tin and a good rockin' time was had by all.
Big surprise of the night was the support - Allison Moorer, who played an absolutely stunning version of 'Isn't It A Pity?' by your friends and mine, Galaxie 500, in response to the recent election result. I don't know anything about Moorer, but having looked her up today, the record company has her as a soft-focus, lip-glossed country dollybird, a million miles away from the woman on stage last night. Anyone out there have any words of wisdom on where to start with her back catalogue?
Posted by Beth at 5:09 am