Thursday, January 28, 2016

Pat Green Packs ACL Live With Sold Out Show

Texas native Pat Green dropped by Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater on January 23, 2016 for a sold out show in honor of his 20th anniversary.

Pat is on tour in support of his latest album, Home, which was released in August 2015. This new independently produced album and includes his first original pieces in several years.

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City and Colour Play Stubb's Outdoor Stage

Canadian singer-songwriter Dallas Green brought his acoustic/folk sound to Austin when his band City and Colour stopped by Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater on January 22, 2016 for a sold-out show.

 The stop was part of the band's winter tour in support of their latest album If I Should Go Before You, which was released in October 2015.

Joining Dallas Green on this tour are Jack Lawrence of bass, Doug MacGregor on drums, Matthew Kelly on keys, and Dante Schwebel on guitar.

Setlist for City and Colour in Austin:
Northern Blues
Two Coins
If I Should Go Before You
Killing Time
Hello. I'm In Delaware
Wasted Love
Lover Come Back
Sleeping Sickness
Mizzy C
The Grand Optimist
As Much As I Ever Could

Body In A Box
The Girl
Fragile Bird
Hope For Now

Opening on the night was Austin residents, Greyhounds.

Greyhounds, whose sound is a combination of funk, blues, and soul, is comprised of guitarist Anthony Trube and keyboardist Anthony Farrell.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band at ACL Live

Josh Ritter and The Royal City Band kicked off their Winter 2016 tour with a stop at ACL -Live at the Moody Theater on January 14, 2016.

Ritter and his band are on tour in support of their seventh full-length album, "Sermon On The Rocks," which was released in October 2015.

Members of the Royal City Band include Josh Ritter on lead guitar and vocals, Zack Hickman on bass, Sam Kassirer on keys, Austin Nevins on guitar and lap steel, and Liam Hurley on drums.

Opening on the night was the folk band Elephant Revival.

Elephant Revival

Members of Elephant Revival are vocalist/instrumentalist Bonnie Paine, vocalist/instrumentalist Daniel Rodriguez, multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Dango Rose, violinist/vocalist Bridget Law, and multi-instrumentalist Charlie Rose.

Dango Rose

Daniel Ridriguez

Charlie Rose

Bonnie Paine

Bridget Law

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Escovedo Channels Cohen To Usher In The New Year At ACL Live

The Christmas and New Year holiday season has come and gone, and after a nice break visiting with family and friends, it's time for the Live Music Capital of the World to get back to it's normal rockin' self. That also means it's time for us at Limelight Imaging to get back to covering live music and other events all around Central Texas.

Alejandro Escovedo

On Saturday, January 9, Austin's premier live music venue, ACL - Live at the Moody Theater presented its first event of 2016 when local favorite Alejandro Escovedo held his fourth annual Birthday party/concert, celebrating his January 10 birthday. This year's bash featured Escovedo and an all-star group of talented musicians performing works from one of the greatest storytellers in the last 100 years, a man who has greatly influenced Escovedo, award-winning Canadian poet, singer, songwriter, and novelist, Leonard Cohen.

Julie Christensen and Alejandro Escovedo

Breaking from the normally covered pieces of Cohen's work, Alejandro Escovedo's A Thousand Kisses Deep: The Leonard Cohen Experience showcased some of Cohen's more obscure pieces interwoven with some of Alejandro's own musical selections and writings.

Alejandro Escovedo

Joining Alejandro on stage were members of the jazz combo Church On Monday including saxophonist Elias Haslanger, drummer Scott Laningham, and bassist Daniel Durham. Also joining them were pianist Sean Giddings, cellists Matt Fish and Brian Standefer and vocalist Karla Manzur.

Elias Haslanger

For this very special evening of music, Escovedo enlisted the help of two musicians who have worked with Leonard Cohen; guitarist Mitch Watkins and vocalist Julie Christensen. Rounding out this massively talented musical ensemble was a 9-member girls choir.

Julie Christensen

Julie Christensen and Robert Patrick with girls choir

Mitch Watkins

Actor Robert Patrick joined the cast, reading from Cohen's works while actor Rafael Childress read from Escovedo's 2002 musical play, By The Hand Of The Father.

Robert Patrick

Rafael Childress

It was truly a magical night at ACL - Live featuring superb artists, beautiful lighting and sound, and exquisite set design all working together to present a fascinating representation honoring a unique man and artist who has contributed so much to the world of music, Leonard Cohen.

Alejandro Escovedo