Elvis , 'Detour' , plays Oklahoma City Oct. 10th 2016

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Elvis , 'Detour' , plays Oklahoma City Oct. 10th 2016

Postby johnfoyle » Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:54 pm

Who's going ?

Preview -


Elvis Costello compares Miley Cyrus to Okie songwriter

by Nathan Poppe

September 30, 2016

Elvis Costello caught a recent episode of Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" and heard something he liked.

Miley Cyrus was the night's guest, and she covered a cover with the help of The Roots. Odetta's 1965 take on Bob Dylan's "Baby, I'm in the Mood for You" is quite a departure from Cyrus' latest psychedelic collaboration with the Flaming Lips, but made the song her own.

I spoke with Costello on the phone Wednesday to preview his Oct. 10 concert stop in OKC, and he heard the influence of Oklahoma-born rockabilly pioneer Wanda Jackson.

"She sounded just like Wanda," Costello said. "I mean that as the highest compliment. I was super impressed by the way she sang. Because I don’t listen much to that kind of music usually, and she come out and just played with The Roots doing this kind of like 1962 Bob Dylan song. It’s a folk/blues song and she just killed it and she sounded just like Wanda. There wouldn’t be any higher praise."

"You can see it on the cyber, I believe," he added with a laugh.

My full interview with Costello will run Oct. 7 in The Oklahoman.

Check out the excellent performance below.


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Re: Elvis , 'Detour' , plays Oklahoma City Oct. 10th 2016

Postby Azmuda » Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:13 am

johnfoyle wrote:Who's going ?

Perhaps former resident Vince Gill ...

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Re: Elvis , 'Detour' , plays Oklahoma City Oct. 10th 2016

Postby johnfoyle » Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:12 am

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Elvis Costello remembers country music legend Merle Haggard ahead of return to Oklahoma City

By Ben Luschen

Oct. 5th 2016

The death of country music legend Merle Haggard left an impression on Elvis Costello, the prolific London-born Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician and singer-songwriter behind classic late-’70s new wave and punk rock releases My Aim Is True and This Year’s Model.

It is not unusual that Costello would encounter another famous musician.

Costello is a self-proclaimed serial collaborator. Of his more than two dozen career studio albums, six were made with other bands or artists. He has produced for Paul McCartney, The Pogues, The Specials and Nick Lowe (his own longtime producer).

For an Englishman, the musician is also incredibly well versed in classic American country music. Costello released Almost Blue, a collection of classic country covers, in 1981. The album includes a version of “Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down” by Haggard, the Okie from Muskogee and Oklahoma Music Hall of Famer (technically California-born) who died in April on his 79th birthday from complications of pneumonia.

During a recent Oklahoma Gazette phone interview, Costello reminisced about meeting Haggard. Costello’s acclaimed Detour tour makes a Monday stop at Chevy Bricktown Events Center, 429 E. California Ave.

Distinctive features

Costello told The New York Times in an October 2015 Q&A that while growing up in England, hearing music by artists like Haggard and George Jones was one of the first times the country genre really clicked in his mind. Haggard was long known for earnest storytelling and an authentic outlaw aesthetic Costello could see when the two met at a show in 2009.

“I got a picture [with Haggard], and when he suddenly passed, I found it in my files, and boy, he just looks so great,” Costello said. “He has such an incredible head; his features are so strong.”

The musician was attending a surprise salute to iconic country songwriter Hank Cochran in Nashville. Costello remembers being in a room with other legends like Cowboy Jack Clement and Bobby Bare before the show when he came across Haggard.

Costello, unlike some other A-list entertainers in the industry, is a genuine audiophile and music nerd, even at age 62. Though he counts Haggard as one of his biggest country influences, he said he still sometimes discovers songs in the artist’s back catalogue that blow him away.

“That’s one of the things about him,” Costello said. “You think you know all the songs, and then you find a half-dozen more that you lost sight of.”

In addition to “The Bottle Let Me Down,” Costello occasionally performed “I Threw Away the Rose” at gigs. He remembers his impromptu decision to do the song at a Detour show in San Diego, a four-hour drive from Haggard’s hometown in Bakersfield, California, the night Haggard died.

In recent years, Costello has frequently performed alongside Atlanta roots-rock sister duo Larkin Poe, which is scheduled to open for and back him during his Oklahoma City concert. Costello said they were onstage with him when he launched into his unannounced tribute.

“By the name and title of the tour, you can detour quite literally,” he said. “In this case, I just went straight to the song on the emotion of the night, and it felt like a really beautiful version of the song because it wasn’t considered, it wasn’t sentimental. I didn’t say anything ahead of it.”

Disappearing act

The Detour solo concert series started in April and is partly inspired by Costello’s 2015 New York Times best-selling memoir Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink. The artist uses the partially improvised shows to tell personal anecdotes and play whichever songs he feels like performing that day, including big hits, deeper cuts and tributes like “I Threw Away the Rose.”

“You just have to feel for the right moment, and I didn’t repeat that [song],” he said. “I just did it for that night.”

Fans who see Costello in Oklahoma City will see the musician perform in front of a giant screen featuring projected pictures of Costello’s family and personal photos mixed in with other images the artist deems appropriate for this show. No two Detour shows are identical, he said.

“You’re going to see something that you won’t see again,” he said. “Even if we came back and brought it back again next year, it would be different again. We’re all in it together because without the audience, I’m just up there on my own with my songs and a rack of guitars.”

Costello said the stripped-down, intimate shows help him find greater personal meaning in crowd favorites he has played thousands of times before.

Instead of going through the motions, partially hidden behind a wall of sound, Costello incorporates the audience’s energy to complete the show’s equation.

“That’s exactly what this tour is built to do — to come somewhere and not give you what you already know,” he said. “You find people that value the stuff that’s all around them.”

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Re: Elvis , 'Detour' , plays Oklahoma City Oct. 10th 2016

Postby johnfoyle » Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:45 am

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Elvis Costello takes 'Detour' concert to Oklahoma City

By Nathan Poppe

October 7, 2016

Elvis Costello wants his concert to be a living thing.

The English singer- songwriter, 62, will bring his “Detour” concert to Oklahoma for a second time Monday night. Along with it comes a continuing Costello family tradition of performing live that stretches back to his musical grandfather, a huge stage prop shaped like an old-school TV set and stripped-down interpretations of iconic material spanning Costello's 40-year career.

“I'm there on my own, so you're hearing them the way I would have first played them to the band, and in some cases you're hearing ... something I understand about the song now that I maybe didn't understand when I first wrote it,” Costello said in a phone interview with The Oklahoman. “The humor or the sadness in the songs strikes me a different way, and that's how it comes out, and that's how it stays alive ... instead of a recitation of the past.”

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's retrospective solo tour overlapped with his recently released memoir “Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink.” You might hear some of the same stories, but there's a big difference between the two. When writing, Costello searched inward. Onstage, he's reaching outward to connect with an audience.

“You're not up there giving your confession,” he said. “In the book, you can look at memories in a different way, and if you've seen any of the book, you'll know it doesn't proceed in a chronological order. So much of it's driven by the way the memories link up and, of course, on the stage what's very different is you're singing these songs. People have their own memory of them, so they're not looking into you telling a tale.”

Musical mementos

The “Detour” set is rooted in the past, but Costello said he doesn't aim to be nostalgic. His stage helps.

Any image can get thrown on Costello's TV backdrop. He uses this to again connect with his audience and to share musical mementos he's discovered while touring. It also keeps Costello from missing home.

“Last time we played in Oklahoma we played in Tulsa at Cain's Ballroom. ... I think it was Bob Wills' 110th birthday, and so Bob went up on the screen,” Costello said. “When we're playing in Memphis, you might put Al Jackson Jr. on the screen, to see how many people really light up when they see that face. It's nothing to do with the song I'm singing. I'm just acknowledging that this is music I love.”

Maybe Oklahoma-born jazz trumpeter Chet Baker will get a shout out Monday. Costello met Baker during a short-notice '80s recording session in London, which led to the recording of the song “Shipbuilding” and opened up Baker to a new audience. Costello remembered sitting down with the Okie for an interview.

“He had some hard times, he had some serious problems with addiction, and at different times it took him way down,” Costello said.

“He talked about Oklahoma, he talked about his upbringing, the difference in the musical scene where he came from to the music that he dreamed of playing. ... It's a story that pops up in a few of my tunes, the idea that you maybe have to go a little far from home to do the thing that you want to do. You might even need to change your name, change your style or your way of living.”

Or maybe Oklahoma City-based rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson might be a fit for Costello's big screen.

“I know, she's wonderful,” Costello said. “I was on the bill with her a couple of years ago at Newport Folk Festival and watched her set, standing on the side stage of Pete Seeger, which is not something everybody can say. It was a pretty great moment. We've sung ‘Crying Time' together, which I recorded with her. What a great singer she is.”

Bold steps

A different festival set connected Costello with his “Detour” opening act, Larkin Poe. Rebecca Lovell and Megan Lovell front the roots rock act and met Costello at MerleFest several years ago. The North Carolina festival honors Doc and Merle Watson. Costello said the Atlanta- based sisters stole the show, and he hasn't stopped inviting them onstage since.

“They're writing some really good songs, and we've ended up bringing some tunes into the light that I probably wouldn't have played if I was up there on my own,” Costello said. “Things that involve vocal harmony and a couple of songs, like one of the songs I wrote for the record of Bob Dylan lyrics ... and now we've been doing that song in the show. Every night we do it, people like just seem to love it, because it's got such an emotional feeling. It's good to have a show where there's something you can only hear in the theater, then you feel like you really got your money's worth, because you hear the tunes that you bought the ticket to hear, I'm going to play you those ones, and I'm going to play you a few you haven't heard. And they're good ones.”

Costello is also mixing in songs from an upcoming musical re-imagining of the 1957 film “A Face in the Crowd.” The movie starred Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal and Walter Matthau. Playwright Sarah Ruhl is teaming up with Costello on the adaptation.

“Usually you wait until opening night to play the songs but I took the decision with permission of my colleagues to debut the songs in my concerts, and again, the reaction that we've had night to night has been so encouraging. I share a couple of those songs with Rebecca and Megan. They've taken a bold step, stepping forward and singing brand-new songs with me. I would really honestly say don't miss their set. Make sure you get there to hear their show, too.”

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Re: Elvis , 'Detour' , plays Oklahoma City Oct. 10th 2016

Postby johnfoyle » Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:03 am

Warning comment on the venue's f/book page -

I haven't been here since the remodel. Looks awesome inside and the sound is great. The biggest suckiest part is getting in the damn place. The have one line for general admission and one for VIP. So you basically have 1800 people in one damn line. We got in line 45 minutes after the doors opened and still had to wait almost 20 minutes to get in. Just ridiculous. I mean come on people, it's not rocket science!

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Re: Elvis , 'Detour' , plays Oklahoma City Oct. 10th 2016

Postby And No Coffee Table » Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:23 pm

Periscope videos:
Watching The Detectives: https://www.periscope.tv/tdsellars/1gqx ... toplay&t=0
Alison: https://www.periscope.tv/tdsellars/1MYx ... toplay&t=0
Nothing Clings Like Ivy: https://www.periscope.tv/tdsellars/1lPJ ... toplay&t=0
PL&U: https://www.periscope.tv/tdsellars/1yoK ... toplay&t=0


The Queen of Rockabilly, Wanda Jackson! Hugely honored to have her at the show in OKC tonight. @ElvisCostello


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Postby johnfoyle » Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:07 am

Daniel Foote's details of the setlist , via f/book -

Poison Moon
Watching detectives - epic guitar effects and looping version
Red shoes
Nothing clings -lp
(Something arranged as a ballad by Toussaint???)
Clownstrike - lp
Allison-off mic
Pads paws and claws-lp
Ghost train-sitting down
Blame it on Cain-lp
Almost Blue -piano !!! With photo and reference to Oklahoma-born Chet Baker
Church Underground-lp
Burn the paper down to ash-sung by Rebecca
Blood and Hot sauce-piano
Face in the crowd
I want you-insane art noise effects version

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Re: Elvis , 'Detour' , plays Oklahoma City Oct. 10th 2016

Postby bambooneedle » Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:41 am


That can't be the full setlist...too short! And they wouldn't play PLU twice in a row.

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Re: Elvis , 'Detour' , plays Oklahoma City Oct. 10th 2016

Postby johnfoyle » Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:43 am

That's all he has posted so far - I'll ask for more!

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Postby johnfoyle » Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:39 am

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The ACM@UCO hosted a private master class with music legend Elvis Costello Monday. From left, Scott Booker, CEO and executive director of the ACM@UCO, interviews Costello in front of ACM@UCO students. Photo provided

ACM@UCO Hosts Exclusive Master Class with Elvis Costello

by Brandy McDonnell
October 12, 2016

Advancing its commitment to connect students directly to today’s music industry, the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma hosted Monday a private master class with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Award-winner Elvis Costello.

The class, exclusively for ACM@UCO students, took place at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center, 429 E California Ave. in downtown Oklahoma City. The students were provided with the opportunity to watch Costello’s sound check for his concert scheduled for later that evening as well as participate in a Q&A with the music legend, according to a news release.

Costello discussed the evolution of his successful career in music, highlighting prominent moments from his musically-rich childhood to key turning points in the American and British music worlds overall. He stressed the importance of maintaining artistic ownership of one’s work as well as strength and integrity in today’s ever-evolving, very competitive music industry.

“The number of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees that our students have been afforded the opportunity to learn from is truly unbelievable. I am continuously amazed with how these music giants give so freely of their time to our students,” said Scott Booker, CEO and executive director of the ACM@UCO, in the release

“Elvis Costello is one of the greatest songwriters of all time. I know our students gained invaluable insights from attending his sound check and Q&A – insights that will absolutely help them succeed in their careers in the music industry.”

The ACM@UCO is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and offers an industry-based, real-world educational experience for those interested in a career in today’s music industry. The academy offers two-year associate’s degree in music performance, music business or music production and a Bachelor of Applied Technology in Contemporary Music.

Classes are taught by music industry veterans and supplemented with master classes featuring successful music industry professionals. Past master class guests include Maynard James Keenan of Tool, John Oates of Hall & Oates, Ted Dwane and Ben Lovett of Mumford and Sons, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jackson Browne, Roger Daltrey of The Who and Jim James of My Morning Jacket.

For more information about the program, visit www.acm-uco.com.

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Postby bambooneedle » Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:49 am

What an obviously clueless grovelling sycophant that Scott Booker is... I hope his students read this.

All I want is the setlist. Someone must have it!

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Postby johnfoyle » Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:19 pm

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‘Is it too late to announce my candidacy?’

Keaton Bell / Red Dirt Report

OCTOBER 14, 2016

I know we’re only a few weeks away from Election Day, but can you imagine anything better than having Elvis Costello as our president? The 62-year old Englishman has already proven himself as one of the greatest singer-songwriters of our time, as evidenced by his nearly two-hour performance at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center on Monday night. So who's to say he wouldn't be just as good at running our country?

He’s already laid out a pretty solid political platform with his music: “Make America Great Again” pales in comparison to “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, & Understanding?”

Over the course of his 40-year career, Costello has established himself as the original King of Cool. His lyrical subjects are broad and his genre ever-changing, with one critic going so far as to describe him as a “pop encyclopedia.” Which makes sense for a guy who throughout his career seems to have done it all, from having his first three albums appear on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time to making a cameo appearance in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.

It’d be hard to find an opening act who does justice to a legend like Costello, but Larkin Poe managed to impress even with that baggage. Fronted by sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell, the Atlanta-based roots rock band ooze both pure talent and genuine artistry. With both girls decked out in black leather and ripped denim, they looked and sounded like a grittier-sounding Heart with some Janis Joplin thrown in.

Rebecca’s gravel-coated vocals were beautifully impressive, breathing new life into blues standards like “Black Betty” and winning over the crowd with the soulful “When God Closes a Door.” But while the set as a whole was on point, nothing could’ve prepared me for their rock-infused cover of Cher’s “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down).”

As a song notable for its somber, slow-burning melody, Larkin Poe’s revved-up cover had me on the edge of my seat listening to Rebecca’s whiskey-soaked vocal acrobatics. It was so good that you’d think we were in the middle of a grungy dive bar watching the sisters tear up the stage instead of an elegant theatre in downtown Oklahoma City.

In between sets, Costello had a montage of still photos and music videos playing on a giant mock TV screen set at center-stage. Along with a few guitars set on display and some various signage to go with the stage design, it was a relatively stripped-down aesthetic for the solo tour.
And when he finally took the stage, he was just as energetic, soulful, and wacky as the crowd always hoped he’d be. Opening with “(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes,” Costello’s set covered his 40-year career with aplomb, touching on all of his classics while introducing some deeper cuts into the mix.

I could write all day about the beautiful music he unleashed onto the crowd. I cheered when he launched into “Accidents Will Happen” and almost cried when I heard those opening chords from “Alison,” which Costello sang off-mic during a delightfully tender moment. “(What’s So Funny ‘bout) Peace, Love, & Understanding?” ended the night on a high note during his third encore, but his fiery performance of “Blame It On Cain” with the girls of Larkin Poe was also a definite standout.

But while the music was obviously fantastic, the stories and wisecracks in between songs left just as big of an impression. We’ve always know how talented Costello is as a performer, but the set Monday night also displayed just how much of a knack he has for comedy and storytelling.

The audience was buckling over while Costello talked about how “View From The Edge of Town” was inspired by his infatuation with a cab-driver on a drive to Mexico. He mocked the venue of the evening, telling the crowd to always fight for your dreams because one day “You might be able to play at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center!” He even name-checked The Voice, mentioning that the reality singing competition has only proven that “pop music is a blood sport.”

But when you weren’t laughing, you were simply in awe of the multi-faceted artist in front of you. Hearing Costello talk so passionately about collaborating with Chet Baker and Wanda Jackson, who was in attendance, was enough to make you teary-eyed. We’re so used to placing our musical legends on a pedestal that we always forget they were just kids with nothing more than a dream and a guitar. But by combining humor and heart for an unforgettable evening, we got the chance to see Elvis Costello the person as well as the icon.

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Re: Elvis , 'Detour' , plays Oklahoma City Oct. 10th 2016

Postby johnfoyle » Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:35 pm

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Elvis Costello spins tales and serenades during OKC “Detour” solo concert

by Darla Shelden on October 26, 2016 .

Born Declan Patrick MacManus, Elvis Costello performed mostly solo to a nearly full house at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center in Oklahoma City on October 10. The multi-genre musical raconteur told tales during the eclectic two hour “Detour” concert. With his lovable British accent and uniquely Elvis humor, he described his boyhood history, beginnings in the music biz and recent and future musical endeavors.

The tour follows the recent release of Costello’s autobiography ‘Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink.”

The stage was a show in itself, featuring a large vintage television, radio signage, a plethora of guitars, several vintage microphones, a grand piano he attributed to his well known singer/songwriter wife Diana Krall, and a chair where he serenaded us with several crowd favorites.

His repertoire included materials for a forthcoming musical adaptation of “A Face in the Crowd,” which he previewed on Broadway in June. He has written 17 songs for the score, including selections he performed, A Face In The Crowd, Vitajex, Blood And Hot Sauce, and Burn The Paper Down To Ash.

Stage screen visuals opened with Costello’s Monkey to Man music video, then flashed a montage of childhood photos, film noir movie posters, and other images that spun the details of his personal and musical history.

First songs up were (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes and Poison Moon, from his debut album My Aim is True, followed by Accidents Will Happen, Ascension Day, Every Day I Write The Book and Church Underground.

He interspersed his multi-stylistic rocker/serious virtuoso music with relaxed, funny, and sometimes serious conversation.

He said starting out in the business he sent out tapes of his recordings, noting, “they were very courteous – they sent them back to me.”

Costello’s father, Ross McManus was a well known singer and trumpet player in the Joe Loss Orchestra. Elvis proclaimed that he’s a sentimental type reminiscing that his parents met across the counter in a record shop.

With that charming accent, he talked casually about his childhood and early days as a performer making the show feel like we were just hanging out with an old friend. He recalled performing with his father in Blackpool only to slyly unplug the power since he was “so badly out of tune.”
Elvis recalled working with the late Allen Toussaint, one of his heroes, on “Walking on Thin Ice” by Yoko Ono. Costello told how Toussaint rebuilt his entire career after Katrina and mentioned their collaboration on the Grammy nominated The River in Reverse. During the show he sang Ascension Day from the album of the same name.

Moving to the piano he said he “borrowed from his wife,” who was “home with the kids.” The couple has twin boys. Before performing the lovelorn tune Almost Blue, he said, “I heard my wife play this song at the Royal Albert Hall before we were married and I knew I was in a lot of trouble.” Other keyboard selections included Deep Dark Truthful Mirror, and Face in the Crowd.

Costello has performed numerous times at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa and once at the Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheater.

While on stage, he acknowledged two “friends” from Oklahoma, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee Wanda Jackson, who was in the audience, and jazz great Chet Baker, who performed with him in London. Black and white photos of an earlier Miss Jackson and Mr. Baker were part of the nostalgic program.

Mentioning that Baker soulfully covered Almost Blue, Elvis said he “regretted never taking up the trumpet.”
Moving to a comfy chair with a ukulele, ‘Walking My Baby Back Home was dedicated to Ms. Krall. While there he did bittersweet guitar renditions of Side By Side and Ghost Train.

Grabbing yet another guitar, Elvis cranked up the volume on Watching the Detectives, and although solo, he rocked the room like a full band. Moving to the edge of the stage he performed Alison, unplugged.

Next a delightful vintage video played of Elvis’ father (a mirror image) performing ‘If I had a Hammer’ a la Trini Lopez.
Returning to the stage Costello was joined by Georgia Lovell sister duo, Larkin Poe. With Rebecca on mandolin and Megan on lap steel, they provided sweet harmonies to Costello’s delivery of Nothing Clings Like Ivy, followed by Clown Strike, Burn the Paper Down to Ash (Rebecca singing lead), and Vitajex.

Using only guitars and a kick drum, Larkin Poe delivered strong blues-rock tunes with a riveting style of their own during the opening set. Glorious vocals and stellar performances were witnessed while accompanying Costello.

Elvis casually stated he was unofficially announcing his candidacy to an approving round of applause, before breaking into Blood and Hot Sauce.
The high-powered set finished off with That’s Not The Part Of Him You’re Leaving, Blame in on Cain. Pump It Up and I Want You.

Costello, now 62, closed the show with a rousing version of (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace Love and Understanding – sounding as good today as he did nearly forty years ago.

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