We are having fun. First to pick up Mary Anne from LAX then we had a day to sample the flat whites (wonderful) and fare at Coffee + Food on Melrose and haunt the local vintage clothing stores before heading over to The Mint. It was wonderful to see those with whom I have stood shoulder to shoulder from Newcastle to New York over the past 15 years as well as meet some new friendly people. A shout out to Lily who was so sweet and gave me the set list she got off the stage. Thanks so much to Lynda at BetweenTheRock on YouTube for the video below.
Alan Doyle and his backing band The Beautiful Gypsies – notably terrific guitarist Corey Tetford and Kendel Carson on electric fiddle and vocals – and his guests Russell Crowe, Scott Grimes, Samantha Barks and Carl Falk put on a killer show at The Mint in L.A. last night. The tiny club was sold out to the the door and was jumping the minute Alan, a consummate showman who knows how to throw a party, took the stage. Alan and band tore through several numbers off his excellent new record So Let’s Go, as well as some crowd favorites from his first solo record Boy on Bridge and past catalogue with Great Big Sea. Alan included some of the songs he’s written with Russell over the years – see the photo of the set list below. We were all in a happy lather by the time he introduced Samantha Barks, lovely and sweet voiced as always, and then Russell who came on for a smokin hot version of “that old Australian folk song” Folsom Prison Blues. Next Scott Grimes, voice of an angel and cute as a bug, sang Man in the Mirror. Scott’s voice is capable of much more challenging material but that one is a crowd pleaser and it was a rowdier party than the IGP affairs.
It was just a taste to whet our appetites until later. I asked Russell after the show when will we get a longer set and he said, “September … Europe … Save your pennies.”
Russell tweeted after that he had to run as they had one last night to finish recording the Crowe / Doyle Songbook Volume 8.
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