January 22, 2006
Rodney Crowell @ The Troubadour: January 18, 2006
Some things in life are just a given. Politiicans will consistently lie, you will consistently lose the other sock in the dryer, Rodney Crowell will always blow you away with his live performances. Wednesday night at the Troubadour in West Hollywood was no exception. The extraordinarily talented Will Kimbrough and Jedd Hughes (who was unfortunately billed as "Jeff Hughes" on the concert posters) played together as the opening acts, alternating back and forth doing lead vocals, and then joining Rodney on-stage as part of his band (side note, how is it possible to get both Will Kimbrough AND Jedd Hughes in your band? I guess it helps if you're Rodney Freaking Crowell). Rodney (much to the audience's delight) played lots of selections from 2003's Fate's Right Hand, as well a handful of songs from his latest CD The Outsider and from earlier in his illustrious career, and also what must be a brand new (and quite powerful) song he wrote about his late first wife. To close the night, Rodney performed his "Walk the Line Revisited)," with Kimbrough taking over the tribute chorus of Johnny Cash's lines from the song's namesake.
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