Chip Taylor and Paal Flaata
What a way to end the tour!!! Thanks Katey and Tim for being so cordial .. and thanks “H” for the good sound
I love playing this place. It remind me a bit of the Mercury Lounge in New York.. a few hundred attentive comfortably-crowded people standing facing the stage..
It was just Goran Grini accompanying me to start the show.. Goran was so warm and soulful the entire night..
When we hit the stage It seemed like everybody in the audience was a friend .. we were all in it together for some higher purpose other than just playing a bunch of music..
I felt totally connected sharing thoughts about my induction into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame .. my father’s take on the first song I wrote at 12 years old.. about growing up listening to the Motorola radio… then sharing a 1950’s Monday with mom and dad and my brothers with the song Charcoal Sky . Then the song Dance With a Hole In Your Shoe took us to present and uncertain times …it felt so good to play that..
Block Out the Sirens of This Lonely Word.. was a highlight tonight .. I get chills singing this every night..
Then it was the tribute to my wife Joan… with Joan Joan Joan.. The audience absolutely love this and s few asked Joan to stand and take bows ..it was so cute!!
We ended our set with another song for Joan… a touching version of A Song I Can Live With ..
Then Paal Flaata joined me on stage and this was a love-in from start to finish!!
A rockin’ Folsom Prison Blues.. I Forgot To Remember To Forget Her.. a soulful Towne’s Flying Shoes .. a haunting and prayerful Spiritual… then a beautiful Angel Of the Morning .. Paal is one of a kind and so revered .. he showed why with his great interpretations of these songs and warm interaction with this great audience .. Goran was so magic all night .. and the audience showed him their appreciation all night!!
We ended with s rockin’ Wild Thing and a total sing-a-long on my song for the prisoners.. Fuck All The Perfect People
What a magic night!!! Thanks to all who were there
Had a chance to say hi to several including:
Hi Hartvik.. so good to see you again.. hi Oistein, Magne .. thanks for those inspiring words ..great to talk to you guys
Hi Bjorne and Peter… Formally from playground… And lovely girlfriend Randi.. good to see you guys! Hi Christer and Hans.. and Tore.. hi Tronde!! So good talking to you… good to see you Jan..
Hi Ragnhild.. very nice talking with you, hope to see you again.. hi Morton.. hi Frode and Ele and Dagfin.. Great talking to you… Thanks for the kind words.. hey Christer.. thanks for informing me about the distribution… I appreciate all your help!! Hope to see you soon!
Hi Magnus and Hans.. and Jeff.. and Elvira .. so nice meeting and talking with you big thanks for the beers! ..
hi Harald and Jeff and David and Magna and Julie
Sorry I missed some of the names… I wrote some down that I cannot read.. appreciate your warm spirit!!! Hope to see you all again… This was a special night for Joan and me!!!
PS .. Joan and I have a night off before heading home! We are going to really love relaxing with our friends at dinner then heading to see a concert of the great band Midnight Choir … featuring our friend .. the great Paal Flaata!
Hope to see you soon!