February 16, 2006
Jessi Colter @ The Viper Room: February 15, 2006
In preparation for the release of her first album in over twenty years, the legendary Jessi Colter graced the stage of The Viper Room Wednesday night, joined by Tony Joe White and her son Shooter Jennings, who are also featured on her forthcoming CD Out of the Ashes. The widow of Waylon Jennings performed for a wide array of fans of her own, her husband's, her son's, as well as Tony Joe's, and her producer's (Don Was). It was not only a night of country music super-stars, but also a night for Hollywood's celebrities; among the attendees were Matthew McConaughey, Penelope Cruz, and Rick Schroeder.
Jessi was seated for most of her rather short set, but was warmly welcomed nevertheless. She performed a good mix of her own music (most notably her career song "I'm Not Lisa"), music from her new album, and a cover of her late husband's "Storms Never Last." Son Shooter joined her for "Please Carry Me Home," from Out of the Ashes, which was originally recorded for Songs Inspired By the Passion of the Christ. The tenderness between mother and son was touching, and the inspiration they draw from each other, undeniable.
Out of the Ashes will be released in stores February 28 from Shout! Factory Records.
Posted by darlin at February 16, 2006 11:03 AM