Friday, October 31, 2014

Counting Crows and Friends "Kat's Song" live at The Outlaw Roadshow

What you're about to see is one of the key moments of The Outlaw Roadshow 2014. Hosted at The Bowery Electric in lower Manhattan and seen by hundreds live, Counting Crows took the stage and played divinely. At the end of the set, Adam called up Austin singer-songwriter Nakia to play keys. The two had secretly discussed a collaboration and this was it.. 

In attendance, having played earlier in The Outlaw, was K Phillips. Phillips had been asked to come to the front of the room to catch Nakia's big moment with the Crows. Nakia, a lifelong Counting Crows fan, was playing with the musicians he loved - but he was covering the K Phillips song, "Kat's Song" (original version here.)

I was standing within arm's reach of K in the crowd and saw the realization of the moment appear on his face. And as the realization that the climax of the show was a cover of his original song.. tears began to flow. And not just K... Pretty much everyone in the audience who had ever heard K Phillips sing, who understand that he had traveled from Texas for this ... anyone who understand the sacrifices that need to be made to follow dreams... hell, most of us were crying. Half-way through the video, Adam calls the stunned K up on stage to sing on the song.

And near the end, members of the bands Tallahassee and Golden Bloom (who had already played and stuck around) joined them all on stage. It's hard to describe a moment in which everyone wins - including the audience, but this was it. And to put it all in perspective, after this super-small and intense set in NY, the Crows next performance was in England on Later.. with Jools Holland - a BBC show viewed by millions.


MORE GREAT VIDEO TO COME: All footage shot for this year's Outlaw Roadshow in New York are the work of Ehud Lazin of SBGIt has been a joy to work with someone as passionate about new music and historic performances as we are. We want you to share Ehud's videos to the world! (Editor's Tip: The SBG YouTube channel is AWESOME.)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Poster for The Outlaw Roadshow 2014

this image  conceals the poster - click to have it open in a new window!


The Bowery Electric New York
October 23, 24, 25

Our Free Three-Day Long Music Lineup Features:
Counting Crows
Mean Creek
Hallelujah The Hills
Lily & The Parlour Tricks
Christian McNeill & Seamonsters

Boom Forest 
Corin Ashley
Air Traffic Controller
Archie Powell & The Exports
K Phillips
Goddamn Draculas
Dan Blakeslee
Matt Sucich 
Nate Leavitt
Christopher Paul Stelling
Le Roxy Pro
The Feed
The Grownup Noise
The Longwalls
Doctor Gasp
The Silks
Alan Semerdjian
Golden Bloom
Hollis Brown
Tigerman WOAH

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