Saturday, June 11, 2011
Rockcrowd Fest 2011 - Concert #7
Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt on stage with a couple chairs and guitars.
That's it. Simple, pure, beautiful.
This rockcrowd concert is (currently) our only Marin show. (By the way, Lyle Lovett = rock? Interestingly, this was an idea that came up on stage - the "R-word." It was decided that Lyle definitely rocked that night.) While we are having fun actually "Getting out" for these shows, we definitely dug the short commute for once.
The format of the show is just what you'd hope. Actually, it wasn't a "show." Lyle pointed out that it was a song that just kept going all night. They came out and started talking to us. Someone in the audience shouted out a request, John Hiatt said "Alright" and started playing it. Then they talked about the song and based on the song and discussion Lyle played a song. This continued all night. Conversation that led to playing that led to conversation that led to playing. No setlist. Just two guys jamming together. Well, not together. Actually most of the time one listened while the other played; I always enjoy watching musicians watch musicians, especially in such an interactive format.
It was interesting timing for this show. I have been having fun playing on the hyper-actively buzzing turntable.fm this week. Music is best when it is social and responsive. This show was absolutely that.
It was also quite lovely to hold hands with my lovely sweetheart during Lyle's stories.
Tonight - OUTDOOR MUSIC!
at 8:10 AM